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*& MINUTES 

-:-' PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

January 13, 1987 

COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Charna E. Staten 

Mark W. Buell 



D ] C U M E N T3 D E PT. 

FEB 13 1987 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



87-001 



Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Arthur V. Toupin, 
Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

Excused: Commissioner Jeffrey Lee and Commissioner Charna E. Staten 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of December 23, 1986 were approved 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0002 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
execute a Professional Services Contract with Thelen, 
Marrin, Johnson & Bridges, for assistance with the 
litigation resulting from the Cable Car Rehabilitation 
Project, for an amount not to exceed $390,000, for a 
period of one year. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0003 GM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, to 
apply for, accept, and expend $24,549,000 of Urban 
Mass Transportation Administration Section 3 capital 
assistance and required local match funds to purchase 
articulated trolley coaches; and requesting the San 
Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation to 
allocate local match financing as needed for this 
federal grant. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0004 GM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, to 
apply for, accept, and expend $1,050,000 of Urban Mass 
Transportation Administration Section 3 capital 
assistance and required local match funds for design 
and engineering work for the 31-BALBOA Electrification 
Project; and requesting the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Improvement Corporation to allocate local 
match financing as needed for this federal grant. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-002 4 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

17-0001 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$25,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0005 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the Manager, 
Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling $275,922.03, 
for settlement of claims against the Municipal 
Railway, in the month of December 1986. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0006 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 

$3,346.34 and collections in the amount of $13,524.64, 
for payment of damage claims which the Municipal 
Railway has against miscellaneous debtors for the 
month of December 1986. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0007 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-961, Potrero Shops: Modification to 
Compressed Air System. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0008 Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-976, Potrero and Kirkland Divisions: 
Furnish and Install New Bus Washers. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-003 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0009 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-977, Presidio Division: Modifications 
to HVAC System, Transportation Training Center. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0010 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. WD-1928, 36-Inch Steel Main Installation 
in Existing Tunnel at Bowdoin Street, Between Tioga 
Avenue and Dwight Street, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $15,989; and authorizing final payment in 
the amount of $21,418.55 to Power-Anderson, Inc., 
Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0011 GM Commending Joseph F. Barletta and expressing sincere 
appreciation to him for his many contributions as a 
Member of the Public Utilities Commission and for his 
dedicated service to the people of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0012 MR Commending Rudolf Nothenberg for his many 

contributions to the Public Utilities Commission and 
the City and County of San Francisco; and extending 
best wishes to Mr. Nothenberg in his new role of Chief 
Administrative Officer. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the followinq 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0013 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
prepare and circulate a Request for Proposals for 
revenue vehicle cleaning and graffiti removal. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-004 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0014 MR Authorizing the permanent loan of PCC Streetcar No. 
1014 and miscellaneous spare parts to the Sydney 
Tramway Museum to help celebrate Australia's 
Bicentennial and for educational purposes. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0015 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 

Railway to negotiate and execute an Agreement with the 
Mitsui Greenland Co., Ltd., for the exhibit of 
Powell-type Cable Car No. 12 at Mitsui Greenland's two 
exhibition centers in Japan in 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0016 CC Authorizing the lease of .944 acres, more or less, of 
Water Department land located in San Mateo County, to 
Earl Wilms, dba El Rancho Inn, for the purpose of 
parking, for a term of five years, at an initial 
annual rental of $11,400. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

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Announcements 

President Flynn introduced and welcomed Commissioner Mark W. Buell 
who was sworn in January 7, 1987, replacing Commissioner Joseph F. 
Barletta who resigned. 

President Flynn reported that the Commission met in executive session 
on an attorney-client matter on January 8, 1987 and continued the 
matter to 1:45 p.m. today, at which time the Commission approved a 
contract for outside counsel for legal work regarding the cable car 
rehabilitation project. 

******** 

Report of the General Manager 

Mr. Donald J. Birrer, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that precipitation at Hetch Hetchy is about 50% of normal. He noted 
that there is the potential for a problem this year. 

******** 
87-005 



Public Hearing 

Resolution No. 87-0003 — Authorizing application for a grant from 
the Urban Mass Transportation Administration for section 3 capital 
assistance and required local match funds to purchase articulated 
trolley coaches; and Resolution No. 87-0004 — Authorizing 
application for a grant for design and engineering work for the 
31-Balboa Electrification Project. 

Mr. Anson Moran, Assistant General Manager, Bureau of Financial 
Management, stated that these projects were approved by the 
Commission in the capital improvement program and now are going 
through the funding process. 

President Flynn opened the public hearing. There being no public 
comments, the public hearing was closed. On motion of Commissioner 
Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Buell, Resolutions Nos. 87-003 and 
87-0004 were adopted. 

******** 

President Flynn gave notice of the intention of the Commission to 
consider amendment of the Rules of Order to modify Rule 16, Order of 
Business, and Rule 18, Privilege of the Floor and Public 
Participation, at the Commission's regular meeting of January 27, 
1987. 

******** 

Public Comments 

Mr. John Scott, Director of San Francisco Electrical Apprenticeship 
Program, stated that he wanted to discuss item 9(g), awarding MR-953, 
which was approved under the consent calendar. Mr. Scott said that 
in accordance with City ordinance, a contractor must be approved to 
train apprentices in order to bid on City contracts. He said that 
Man Wah Construction Company had not been approved by the State 
Division of Apprenticeship Standards. He requested reconsideration 
of the award. 

Mr. George Krueger, Utilities General Counsel, stated that Section 
6.46 of the San Francisco Administrative Code requires a contractor 
to show proof that they are signatory to an apprenticeship program. 
Section 6.47 of the Code contains permissive language which would 
allow the Commission to award to a firm which is not signatory to an 
apprenticeship program. Mr. Leo Jed, Deputy General Manager, Bureau 
of Engineering and Construction Management, explained that the State 
Labor Code provides the option of contributing to a State fund to 
those contractors who are turned down by the apprenticeship progra 



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Commissioner Toupin stated that in the future when the law is not 
fully satisfied, staff should present the item as an exception, or 
under waiver. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Buell, the 
action taken under the consent calendar to award this contract was 
rescinded . 

Mr. Birrer requested that Mr. Scott submit his concerns in writing. 

Mr. Man Wah Chin stated that he had applied for the apprenticeship 
program. 

This matter was continued. 

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87-006 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 2:48 P.M, 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



87-007 



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Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

January 27, 1987 



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COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



87-008 



Call to Order: 2:04 P.M. 

Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Arthur V. Toupin, 
Commissioner Jeffrey Lee, Commissioner Charna E. Staten, 
Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of January 13, 1987 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS 

Election of Officers for the Year 1987 

President Flynn thanked his fellow Commissioners and the staff for 
their support and cooperation during his term as President. 

Commissioner Toupin nominated Commissioner Jeffrey Lee for 
President. Commissioner Buell seconded. 

Commissioner Lee was unanimously elected President. 

Commissioner Buell nominated Commissioner Charna Staten for Vice 
President. Commissioner Lee seconded. 

Commissioner Staten was unanimously elected Vice President. 

President Lee accepted the gavel and presided for the remainder of 
the meeting. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lee, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

87-0017 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$113,970. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0018 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1943, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Sutter Street Between Sansome and 
Taylor Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-009 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0019 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-970, Presidio Facility: Modification 
to Room 150. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0020 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1951, CDD Warehouse and Carport 
Improvements . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0021 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1967, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Steiner Street Between Sutter and 
Jackson Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0022 MR Accepting work performed under Municipal Railway 

Contract No. MR-847R, Muni Metro Center - Construction 
of Track Crossovers and Related Work, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $26,996.03; 
authorizing an extension of time for unavoidable 
delays of 13 working days; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $579.95 to Comstock 
Engineering, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0023 CC Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors that the position of 9156, Senior Claims 
Investigator, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, be 
filled immediately, in accordance with Section 10, 
Subsection 7 of the Annual Appropriation Ordinance. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-010 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

; 7—00 24 GM Amending Rules of Order to modify Rule 16, Order of 
Business, and Rule 18, Privilege of the Floor and 
Public Participation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0025 MR Requesting the Controller to consolidate certain funds 
into Project 616-01, Lighting Rehabilitation and 
Energy Conservation: Presidio, Potrero, Metro and 
Woods Divisions; waiving the requirements of Section 
6.46 and 6.47 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code; requesting the Board of Supervisors to approve 
extension of the 30-day limit to award this contract; 
and awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-953, 
Lighting Rehabilitation and Energy Conservation: 
Presidio, Potrero, Metro and Woods Divisions, in the 
amount of $226,050, to Man Wah Construction Company, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0026 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
execute an amendment to the Joint Exercise of Powers 
Agreement to increase the parties to that Agreement to 
include the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority, 
thereby increasing the membership of the Regional 
Transit Association of the Bay Area to seven agencies. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0027 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
modify a Professional Services Contract with Booz, 
Allen & Hamilton for engineering services related to 
the LRV Modification Program, increasing the amount by 
$45,000 to a total of $740,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0028 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway Supplemental 
Appropriation in the amount of $715,000 to fund 
platform salaries. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-011 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0029 CC Authorizing the lease of 106+ acres of Water 
Department land located in Alameda County, to 
Recreation Express, Inc., for the purpose of 
developing, operating and maintaining a recreational 
and picnic park, for a term of 10 years with option 
for two additional five-year periods, at an initial 
minimum annual rental of $2,650 for the first year, 
£24,000 for the second year, £36,000 for the third 
year, and for each succeeding year thereafter. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0030 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, to 
sign an Agreement with the Tax Collector to count and 
deposit parking meter receipts on an ongoing basis; 
and providing that the funds for these services be 
budgeted by the Tax Collector. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

17-0031 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, to 
execute an Agreement with the Bay Area Rapid Transit 
(BART) District for reimbursement of "feeder" trips 
made on MUNI to and from BART stations in San 
Francisco . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0032 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
negotiate and execute a Professional Services 
Contract, through the Director of Purchasing, with the 
California Environmental Internship Program to provide 
student interns, for the amount of £30,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0033 EC Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
execute a Professional Services Contract with Raymond 
Brooks Engineering to perform real-time testing and 
monitoring of PUC boilers which have been retrofitted 
with energy conserving measures, for the amount of 
£37,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 
87-012 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0034 EC Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
execute a Professional Services Contract with Newcomb 
Anderson Associates to perform an energy conservation 
needs assessment of City facilities and assist in the 
development of a Simplified Conservation Measures 
Guidebook, for the amount of $50,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

******** 

Announcements 

President Flynn reported that the Commission met in executive session 
immediately prior to the meeting and approved settlement of a claim 
against the Municipal Railway. 

Report of the General Manager 

Mr. Donald Birrer, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported that 
the Hetch Hetchy snow pack was 38% of normal for this date. The 
final snow survey will be taken March 1, 1987. Any decisions to be 
made will be made as a result of that final survey. 

Mr. Birrer reported that to date the department had collected $24 
million of a potential $74 million from the Transit Impact 
Development Fee. Recent court action approving the concept of the 
fee is encouraging. The funds are being held until it has been 
determined that the court action has been completed. 

Mr. Birrer announced that Jeff Johnson was appointed Deputy General 
Manager, Equipment Maintenance, Municipal Railway pending the civil 
service process. 

******** 

Following the election of officers, President Lee presided for the 
remainder of the meeting. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0027 — Authorizing modification of Professional 
Services Contract with Booz, Allen & Hamilton for engineering 
services related to the LRV Modification Program. 

Mr. William G. Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, stated that 
this will be the last extension of this contract. 

Commissioner Staten inquired as to how much of the grant had been 
spent and whether the program was on track. Mr. Stead replied that 
the program is on budget and on schedule. He said he would report by 
letter regarding expenditures to date. 

******** 



87-013 



Resolution No. 87-0029 - Authorizing lease of 106 + acres of Water 
Department land located in Alameda County to Recreation Express, Inc. 

Ms. Deborah Rohrer, Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, stated 
that currently the land is leased for livestock grazing. Staff has 
been working to increase revenue from the property. 

Mr. Sam Medford, representing Recreation Express, Inc., stated that 
his firm proposes to develop the southern 50 acres of the parcel as a 
picnic park for group events with a swimming pool, volleyball courts 
and parking for over 700 cars. The park would begin operating in 
1988. 

Following discussion Mr. Birrer stated that he would review all 
income properties to see that earnings are optimized. Ms. Rohrer 
stated that she had been working with the Accounting Section's fixed 
asset inventory and with staff, matching tax bills to determine our 
property holdings. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Staten, 
Resolution No. 87-0029 was unanimously adopted. 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:10 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 






87-014 



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^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



SPECIAL MEETING 

Room 2-C, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

February 3, 1987 

COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark w. Buell 



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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



87-015 



Call to Order: 2:12 P.M. 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Vice President Charna E. Staten, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Mark W. Buell 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted. 

87-0035 GM Approving budget proposals for fiscal year 1987-88 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



Copies of the above resolution are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

******** 

Public Hearing — Resolution No. 87-0035 - Adopting budget proposals 
for fiscal year 1987-88. 

Mr. Donald Birrer, General Manager of Public Utilities, stated that 
due to pressure on the general fund the Mayor declared a hiring 
freeze. This will affect any requests for new general fund money in 
the budget as it is processed through the Mayor's Office and the 
Board of Supervisors. The basic budget maintains existing services 
at current levels. In order to do that certain adjustments will be 
needed for items such as inflationary costs and rental increases. 
Should additional funds become available, staff has recommended 
additional services. Whatever level of funding is approved, service 
will be adjusted to correspond to it. 

Mr. Birrer recommended development of strategic plans for the three 

operating departments and the undertaking of a public information 

effort focusing on the value of our public assets and the services 
being provided. 

President Lee inquired about the Mayor's budget targets. 
Commissioner Flynn asked whether there were jobs which were budgeted 
for the current year which would be deleted in the proposed budget. 

Mr. Anson Moran, Assistant General Manager, Bureau of Financial 
Management, replied that the Mayor's instructions were to prepare a 
budget within the same dollar amount as the current budget. 
Increments to the budget could be requested separately for new 
services. The Mayor's office assumed a transfer of $50 million 
dollars from Hetch Hetchy to the general fund. Finally, the budget 
request should reduce salary savings to a level of 3%. In preparing 



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the budget, items which were large and unavoidable in order to 
maintain the current level of service, such as "leap day" and workers 
compensation, were included above the current budget level. Salary 
savings, which result from unfilled positions during the personnel 
turnover process, were previously budgeted at 5%. The Mayor's 
instructions call for a reduction in the number of unfilled positions 
by removing them from the budget. Mr. Moran said that staff had 
complied by recommending deletion of unfilled positions and budgeting 
salary savings at 3%. Mr. William Stead, General Manager, Municipal 
Railway, stated that at a 4% salary savings level, there would be no 
personnel losing their jobs. At a 3% level there would be positions 
eliminated with people in those positions. The Municipal Railway 
budget reflects a 4% salary savings level. 

Municipal Railway 

Mr. Moran stated that projected revenues were based upon the current 
budget with continuing adjustments. 

Mr. Stead presented an overview of the Municipal Railway budget and 
highlighted the incremental requests. 

Commissioner Staten asked what was being done to contain workman's 
compensation. Mr. Stead replied that staff had been working to 
improve operator training which is expected to reduce accidents. 
Less total accidents means less industrial accidents. In the future, 
he said that he intended to have someone follow-up on industrial 
accidents by visits to homes. Ms. Deborah Rohrer, Manager, Bureau of 
Claims and Contracts, said that the compensation system is set up to 
avoid liability on the part of employers. It limits the employer's 
liability to medical expenses and wages. It is a no fault system. 
There are three investigators who work specifically with Municipal 
Railway cases for the Workers Compensation System. These people are 
trying to litigate and investigate every claim. There are problems 
because employees can make almost as much money being on "comp" as 
they can at work. She said that staff had been working on developing 
an attitude change where employees have a goal of reducing days lost 
due to industrial injury. There is no limit on the amount of medical 
costs for industrial injuries. Medical costs have risen 20% in the 
last year. Stress claims and back injuries are the Municipal 
Railway's primary areas of concern. We are trying to establish 
guidelines for managers to know what is a compensable stress claim 
and what is not so that we can circumvent people from making stress 
claims. Also, we are working with the doctors to get people back to 
work as soon as possible. 

Commissioner Staten requested that the matter of workman's 
compensation be discussed at another time. 

Water Department 

Mr. Moran explained the funding sources for the Water Department 
budget. He said that in the near future he would present a plan of 
action for refunding the 1985 series of Water Department revenue 
bonds. The bond market has been favorable to the City for several 
months. 

Mr. James Cooney, General Manager and Chief Engineer, San Francisco 
Water Department, said that the department intends to establish a 
Resource and Planning Section within the Water Department to handle 
the capital and conservation programs and to develop a Hetch 
Hetchy/Water Department resource plan. In addition, the section 



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would monitor environmental and legislative issues. Also, the 
department intended to increase its main replacement program from 
20,000 feet per year to 30,000 feet. 

Hetch Hetchy 

Mr. Moran stated that the department worked extremely hard to budget 
$50 million for the general fund. Next year we will be operating 
under the agreements for power which are currently being negotiated. 
Revenue from the sale of power is expected to decrease. Operations 
should generate $30 million. The balance of the funds needed for 
transfer to the general fund will be obtained by reducing the 
unappropriated balance from $30.8 million to $12.1 million. 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, 
described the department's operations. He said that the department 
operates 24 hours per day requiring the same personnel whether the 
system is delivering more or less water or generating more or less 
power. Maintenance is done on a scheduled basis for consistant use 
of personnel. Under the new contract, additional personnel will be 
required to meet the customer's demand for firm power adjusted at 30 
minute intervals. Mr. Coffey presented other incremental requests 
and the Bureau of Light, Heat and Power's budget. 

Bureaus 

The manager of each bureau presented their budget. 

Ms. Rohrer said that she proposes to increase the Claims staff at the 
Municipal Railway in exchange for a reduction in the work order to 
the City Attorney. An analysis was made of cases handled by the City 
Attorney over the last 8 months. 50% to 75% of those cases should 
have been settled at the Claims level. She said that the amount of 
attorney's fees could be reduced if the requested positions are 
approved. These are cases that primarily are settled for under 
$15,000. If they are settled at the Claims level, they could be 
settled generally for the same amount without spending the $5,000 
average cost per case at the City Attorney's office. She said she 
wanted to have more people in the field to settle with claimants 
before they get an attorney. This is a question of control. We 
found that plaintiff's bar, by filing a complaint, has been able to 
control whether we are in litigation or not. When a complaint is 
filed we examine the case to see whether it was one that should have 
been settled but because of lack of staff, or timing or 
noncooperation on the part of plaintiff's attorney, we have not been 
able to get to it. Over 90% of the cases are these kinds of cases. 
We have been trying with limited staff to keep up with them. Our 
goal is to reduce reliance on the City Attorney's office to 5% of our 
case load. 

Commissioner Buell inquired about the City Attorney's position on 
this issue. Mr. George Krueger, Utilities General Counsel, replied 
that the City Attorney objects to the proposal. The plan would 
reduce the work order to the department by 25% which would mean a 
reduction in staff. 

Following discussion, President Lee suggested that the proposal be 
included in the budget and highlighted for a policy decision by the 
Mayor . 

Commission Toupin was excused at 4:45 P.M. 

President Lee asked for public comments on the budget. There were 
none . 



87-018 



On motion of Commissioner Buell, seconded by Commissioner Staten, the 
budget was adopted. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 5:00 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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Civic Center Documents 
MAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY 



^ MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

February 10, 1987 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAR 12 1987 

SAM FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBPAPV 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



87-020 



Call to Order: 2:35 P.M. 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Vice President Charna E. Staten, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of January 27 and special meeting 
of February 3 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0036 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 

$3,170.90 and collections in the amount of $14,259.72, 
for payment of damage claims which the Municipal 
Railway has against miscellaneous debtors for the 
month of January 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes: Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0037 WD Approving collections in the amount of $10,221.88, for 
payment of damage claims which the Water Department 
has against miscellaneous debtors for the months of 
September, October, November and December 1986; and 
approving a write-off debt in the amount of $878.79. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0038 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-781, Paint Moccasin Administration 
Building . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-021 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0039 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1954, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Washington Street 
between Battery Street and Grant Avenue, in the amount 
of $274,980, to Darcy & Harty Construction Co., 
Contractor, with the condition that the contractor 
either belongs to an approved apprenticeship program 
or makes a contribution to the State apprenticeship 
fund. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 
Noes - Staten 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0040 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1965R, Bay 
Division Pipelines 1 and 2 - Cathodic Protection, in 
the amount of $194,222, to Aspen Construction of 
California, Inc., Contractor, with the condition that 
the contractor either belongs to an approved 
apprenticeship program or makes a contribution to the 
State apprenticeship fund; in the absence of the 
above, this Commission authorizes award to the next 
lowest qualified bidder. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0041 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-752R, Slope Protection at Kirkwood Penstock 
Valve House, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Credit Contract Modification No. 4 in the amount of 
^50.75; and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$28,129.53 to R. L. Chaides Construction Co., Inc., 
Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0042 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-753, Early Intake Dam - Repair, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 2 in the amount of $26,918.90; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $15,752.58 
to Western Waterproofing Co., Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-022 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0043 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1929, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Montgomery Street between Post Street 
and Pacific Avenue, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $3,891; authorizing an extension of time for 
an unavoidable delay of 19 working days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $43,096.65 
to P & J Utility Co., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

17-0044 MR Confirming that an emergency condition exists in order 
to provide for the most expeditious and prompt removal 
and containment of asbestos at 949 Presidio Avenue; 
and authorizing the expenditure of $150,000 for this 
purpose . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0045 HH Adopting the Hetch Hetchy Capital Improvement Program, 
1987-88 through 1992-93. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0046 WD Adopting the Water Department Capital Improvement 
Program, 1987-88 through 1992-93. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0047 WD Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
and the General Manager and Chief Engineer of the 
Water Department to execute an Agreement with Itron, 
Inc., to provide an Electronic Meter Reading System, 
for an amount not to exceed $178,517. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-023 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0048 MR Requesting the Controller's authorization to transfer 
£20,000 from the Municipal Railway General Manager's 
professional services line item to Services of Civil 
Service to cover the services of an actuary. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

17-0049 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to allow D & D 

Engineering to complete the cable car brake system 
redesign contract with $100,000 of Professional 
Liability Insurance in force. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin, Buell 
Noes - Flynn 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0050 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer to execute an Amendment to the Agreement with 
Foster Engineering for performing design and field 
engineering services on an "As Needed" basis related 
to the Utilities Engineering Bureau's Engineering and 
Capital Improvement Projects, extending the completion 
date of the Agreement to December 31, 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0051 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer to execute an Amendment to the Agreement with 
Jordan Associates for performing design and field 
engineering services on an "As Needed" basis related 
to the Utilities Engineering Bureau's Engineering and 
Capital improvement Projects, extending the completion 
date of the Agreement to December 31, 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0052 E Accepting work performed by Marshall Builders, Inc., 
Contractor, under Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-698, Operator's Restrooms, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Credit Contract Modification No. 
3 in the amount of $5,262.50; authorizing an extension 
of time for unavoidable delays of 26 working days; and 
assessing liquidated damages in the amount of $16,400. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 
87-024 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

******** 

Report of the General Manager 

Cloud Seeding 

Mr. Donald Birrer, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported that 
due to the lack of rainfall this winter, the department will be 
looking at the possibility of cloud seeding and will report to the 
Commission regarding its findings. 

Grafitti Removal 

Mr. Birrer stated that staff is working with the City Attorney and 
the Controller to get a contractor working as soon as possible on 
grafitti removal. Bids will be received this month. If an emergency 
is declared, the Contractor could start immediately. 

******** 

Introduction of New Business 

President Lee inquired whether the Municipal Railway had experienced 
a decline in ridership similar to other Bay Area transit systems. 
Mr. William G. Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, replied 
that current data showed no change. He said at present, the data 
base system is not reliable for 1-3% variations. However, revenue 
has increased, which would indicate that ridership is up. 

******** 

Announcement 

President Lee announced that the Commission met in executive session 
on two attorney-client matters immediately prior to this meeting. No 
action was taken. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0039 — Awarding WD-1954 to Darcy & Harty 
Construction Co. 

Mr. Ted Wright, Business Representative, Operating Engineers Local 
Union No. 3, protested award of this contract to Darcy & Harty 
Construction Co. because the contractor does not have an agreement to 
train apprentices. 

Mr. Leo Jed, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, PUC, 
recommended award of the contract. He reported that Darcy & Harty 
has an apprenticeship program with the Plumbers Union. The law does 
not require an apprenticeship program for every craft to be used on 
the job. 

Commissioner Buell moved award of the contract with the condition 
that the contractor either has an apprenticeship program or has made 
a contribution to the State fund. Commissioner Toupin seconded. 

Commissioner Toupin requested that the bureau state the situation on 
future calendar items, that is, whether the contractor is signatory 
to a program, or has paid into the State fund, or a waiver is 
requested for a specific reason. 



87-025 



On the question, Commissioners Lee, Flynn, Toupin and Buell voted 
"Aye" . Commissioner Staten voted "No" . Commissioner Staten 
expressed concern regarding the inconsistency of the process. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0040 — Awarding WD-1965R to Aspen Construction of 
California, Inc. 

Mr. Wright also protested award of this contract due to the lack of 
an apprenticeship program. 

Mr. Jed reported that the bid documents state that the contractor has 
an apprenticeship program with the Associated Building Contractors. 
Mr. Wright responded that the Associated Building Contractors' 
apprenticeship program is not recognized by the State Department of 
Apprenticeship Standards. 

Commissioner Buell moved to award the contract to Aspen Construction 
of California, Inc., with the condition that the firm either has an 
approved apprenticeship program or has made a contribution to the 
State fund. Commissioner Toupin offered an amendment to add that in 
the absence of either the approved program or the contribution to the 
fund, that the award be given to the next lowest qualified bidder. 
The amendment was accepted. Resolution No. 87-0040 was unanimously 
adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0049 — Authorizing the Municipal Railway to allow 
D&D Engineering to complete the cable car brake system redesign 
contract with $100,000 of Professional Liability Insurance in force. 

Mr. Robert Highfill, Engineering Services Manager, stated that the 
original contract carried $750,000 professional liability insurance, 
which was the most the contractor could obtain at the time. The 
contract has been in place for over a year and 65% of the work has 
been completed. The contractor can now only obtain $100,000 worth of 
coverage. Mr. Highfill recommended acceptance of the reduced 
insurance . 

Commissioner Flynn asked whether the contract contained a "hold 
harmless" clause and if a financial statement had been provided to 
the department. Mr. Highfill replied that the clause was in the 
contract and no financial statement had been received. 

Commissioner Staten moved, Commissioner Toupin seconded, approval of 
the reduced insurance. On the question, Commissioners Lee, Staten, 
Toupin and Buell voted "Aye". Commissioner Flynn voted "No". 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADOURNED: 4:05 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



87-026 






<& MINUTES 

<&- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

February 24, 1987 

COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MARG 1987 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PHRLIC UBRiPv 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



87-027 



Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Vice President Charna E. Staten, 

Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

Excused: Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 

On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of February 10 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0053 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$215,601.06, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of January 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0054 WD Approving the transfer of Water Department Consumers' 
Guarantee Deposits in the amount of $22,108.19, 
unclaimed for three years per Water Department list 
of February 27, 1987, to the Water Department 
Unappropriated Surplus. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0055 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1972, Seal Roof Expansion Joints, 
University Mound Reservoir (South Basin) and Sunset 
Reservoir (North Basin). 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin, Buell 



87-028 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0056 EC Authorizing the transfer of $24,500 from Fund 

33-001-336248-655-01 to Fund 33-001-336248-779-01 in 
order to fully fund 19 Energy Conservation projects 
at various City Departments. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0057 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1938, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Eleventh Street between Market and 
Folsom Streets, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $17,512.90; and authorizing final payment 
in the amount of $12,300.05 to Uniacke Construction, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0058 MR Accepting work performed under Municipal Railway 

Contract No. MR-861, Geneva Carbarn Shop Building, 
Fire Protection System, as satisfactorily completed; 
and authorizing final payment in the amount of $200 
to Pacific Automatic Sprinkler Co., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0059 EC Accepting work performed by BTU Consultants under a 

Professional Services Contract for performing heating 
plant optimization on 69 boilers and furnaces in 66 
major energy consuming municipal facilities as 
satisfactorily completed; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $5,000 to BTU Consultants. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0060 HH Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $37,805 for five new staff positions 
required to administer the new long-term power sale 
and purchase contracts. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin, Buell 
87-029 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0061 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to take certain 

steps to minimize air pollutant emissions from diesel 
transit coaches, and adopting a timetable for the 
implementation of such programs. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0062 CC Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a Professional Services Contract with 
Brian Gray, Attorney at Law, for a period of one year 
on an as-needed basis, at the rate of $160 an hour 
for an amount not to exceed $100,000, with the option 
to renew the contract for two additional one-year 
periods . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0063 E Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to 

request qualification statements, interview, select 
and recommend to this Commission a suitable 
consulting firm to provide engineering services on an 
"as-needed" basis, for a period of twenty-four 
months, at a cost not to exceed $200,000, subject to 
funds being made available. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0064 F Appointing Smith Barney Harris Upham and Grigsby 

Brandford as financial advisors for the 1985 Water 
Revenue Bond refunding; authorizing the Bureau of 
Finance to solicit qualifications from underwriters 
and bond counsel and to recommend underwriters and 
bond counsel to the Commission; and specifying that 
the Requests for Qualifications are to state that 
firms interested in responding to these solicitations 
are to deal only with staff not members of the 
Commission . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin, Buell 



87-030 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0065 Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to execute a contract with KMG Main Hurdman to 
provide an "arm's length" review of new power 
contracts being negotiated with the Pacific Gas and 
Electric Company and the Modesto and Turlock 
Irrigation Districts, for an amount not to exceed 
$47,500. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0066 MR Authorizing the preparation and circulation of a 
Request for Proposal for consultant assistance in 
preparing preliminary studies for the development of 
a new Municipal Railway revenue processing facility 
and exterior restoration of the Geneva Office 
Building, for an amount not to exceed $25,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin, Buell 



Copies of the above resolutions are are on file in 
the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

******** 

Old Business 

Commissioner Staten inquired as to what action is being taken by the 
courts regarding persons arrested for writing graffiti on buses. 
She requested a report by the next meeting. Mr. Donald Birrer, 
General Manager of Public Utilities, replied that weekly reports are 
given to the Mayor by the Police Department and the District 
Attorney. He said that quick removal is the only solution. 
President Lee said that as the Chairman of San Francisco Alive, 
which has worked with this problem on a citywide basis, the 
long-term solution lies in education through the schools. 

New Business 

President Lee stated that regarding the problem of out-of-service 
escalators and elevators at Muni Metro stations, the Commission 
should receive periodic reports and actions should be taken to 
correct the problem. Mr. William Stead, General Manager, Municipal 
Railway, stated that the joint use portion of the stations are 
maintained by the Bay Area Rapid Transit District. The Municipal 
Railway contracts for maintenance of the Muni only escalators. The 
department will begin monitoring the performance of the contractor 
as part of its management by objectives program. 

Report of the General Manager 

Mr. Birrer announced that Mr. Joseph E. Johnson, Director, Bureau of 
Energy Conservation, would be leaving the Public Utilities 
Commission to accept a promotion in the Chief Administrator's Office 



87-031 



Mr. Johnson said that it was with mixed feelinqs that he was 
leaving. While he said that he looked forward to the challenges of 
the new position, he would be leaving a competent team. He thanked 
the Commission for its support and guidance during the time he was 
Director of the Bureau. On behalf of the Commission, President Lee 
congratulated him and extended best wishes for success in his new 
position . 

******** 

Item No. 13 — Consideration of the appeal of 328-330 Ritch Street; 
and adopting final determination for the project. 

Mr. Leonard Tom, Administrator for the Transit Impact Development 
Fee, stated that this matter is an appeal to a determination of the 
fee for 328-330 Ritch Street. The property formerly was used as a 
bathhouse and is being converted to a variety of uses, including 
office use. The determination by staff resulted in a fee of 
$7,615. The owner objected to the fee because he believes the 
converted building will result in a net decrease on transit impact. 
Staff granted a 70% credit for use as a bathhouse. 

Mr. Larry Mathews, representing 328-330 Ritch Street, stated that as 
a bathhouse the building was occupied by 200-500 people, 24 hours a 
day, 7 days a week. Other bathhouses have informed him that their 
peak hours are from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. or 12:00 midnight and 
from 12:00 midnight to 7:00 a.m. There are 20 parking places. When 
converted, the building will have 30 occupants. 

Commissioner Buell stated the burden is on the property owner to 
provide sufficient information to the staff regarding prior 
occupancy for determination of the fee. Mr. Tom stated that should 
additional information show that there is a further decrease in 
transit impact, a decision to allow further credits would go beyond 
the existing regulations. The category of recreational use provides 
a 70% credit. 

Commissioner Toupin expressed the opinion that the intent of the 
ordinance was not to tax a reduction in transit usage, but rather to 
tax an increase in transit usage. There should be a category that 
applies to situations where transit usage is lessened. 

Mr. Anson Moran, Assistant General Manager, Finance, stated that the 
issue is not just occupancy, but that the people who occupied the 
facility rode Muni during the peak periods. 

In response to questions by the Commission, Ms. Phyllis Walker, 
Deputy City Attorney, stated that a large study was done prior to 
enactment of the ordinance and regulations. Credits were 
established based upon that study. The burden of proof is on the 
claimant to show that the ordinance does not apply to them based 
upon specific reasons. 

This matter was continued until resubmitted by staff to allow the 
claimant to submit additional data. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0064 — Appointing Smith Barney Harris Upham and 
Grigsby Brandford as financial advisors for the 1985 Water Revenue 
Bond refunding; and authorizing the Bureau of Finance to solicit 
qualifications from underwriters and bond counsel. 



87-032 



Commissioner Buell moved to approve the resolution with the amendment 
that the Requests for Qualifications state that firms interested in 
responding to these solicitations are to deal only with staff, not 
with members of the Commission. 

Commissioner Staten seconded. Resolution No. 87-0064 was unanimously 
adopted. 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:14 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



87-033 



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MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

March 10, 1987 

COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark w. Buell 



DOCUMENTS DEPT* 

MAR 191987 

SAN FRANCISCO 

"HRI.IR ( IRCXVDV 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 






87-034 



Call to Order: 2:06 P.M. 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Vice President Charna E. Staten, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of February 24 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 

following resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

87-0068 MR Settling the case of Monica Wong v. Municipal Railway 

of San Francisco, et al., Superior Court No. 813-441. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0067 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$34,000; and rescinding the portion of Resolution No. 
81-0481-MR adopted December 18, 1981, pertaining to 
litigated settlement of $6,500 payable to Frank 
Feeney . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0069 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 
4:5,302.93 and collections in the amount of 
$11,175.27, for payment of damage claims which the 
Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous debtors 
for the month of February 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0070 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-973, Presidio Facility: Furnish and 
Install New Electric Service Switchboard. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 
87-035 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0071 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1962, 

Dumbarton Valve House Rehabilitation, in the amount 
of $18,935 for the Base Bid less Alternate A, to All 
Phase Builders, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0072 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-721, Moccasin Low Head Power Plant, Construct 
Powerhouse, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Debit Contract Modification No. 6 in the amount of 
$40,566.74; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $43,412.51 to Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., 
Nationwide Construction Consultants, Inc., and Frank 
H. Mock, A Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0073 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-763, Tesla Portal Station, Fire Protection and 
Miscellaneous Improvements, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Credit Contract Modification No. 
1 in the amount of $697.78; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $9,995.92 to Ira Matheny, 
Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0074 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. WD-1920R, Sunol Filtration Plant, East 
Sludge Lagoons in Alameda County, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Credit Contract Modification No 
2 in the amount of $3,891.74; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $4,520.11 to Keyco 
Engineering Corporation, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0075 E Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Utilities Engineering Bureau 
supplemental appropriation in the amount of $3,255 to 
pay California Business System's outstanding claim. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 
87-036 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0076 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 
Engineer to request qualification statements and 
proposals, and to select and recommend to this 
Commission a suitable consulting firm to provide 
engineering services for the design of the rehabili- 
tation and upgrading of the Potrero Division facility, 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0077 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer to request proposals, and to select the most 
qualified firm to complete the remaining 
recommendations relating to the safety of Lower 
Crystal Springs Dam. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0078 E Endorsing the design concept recommended by staff for 
the Van Ness Avenue Street Lighting Improvements 
project which would result in replacement of the 
existing facilities with steel poles, lighting 
fixtures and ornamental castings similar in 
appearance to the existing facilities; and 
authorizing staff to proceed with final design of 
this project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0079 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer to execute amendments to the Agreements with 
Don Todd Associates and Robert J. Hicks, extending 
the completion dates to December 31, 1988; and 
requesting the Director of Purchasing and Services to 
approve and execute said amendments. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0080 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer to execute an amendment to the Professional 
Services Agreement with D. Waters, Professional 
Services Group, for inspection and design of a cath- 
odic protection system for the San Joaquin Pipelines, 
to extend the completion date to June 30, 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 
87-037 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0081 MIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a contract modification with 
Information Systems Associates, for an amount not to 
exceed $53,000, and for a period not to exceed 12 
months . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



******** 



Announcements 



President Lee announced that immediately prior to this meeting the 
Commission met in executive session and approved settlement in the 
case of Monica Wong v. City and County of San Francisco. 

******** 

Report of the General Manager 
Kirkwood Powerhouse 

Mr. Donald Birrer, General Manager of Public Utilities reported that 
the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy Water and Power and a Deputy 
City Attorney were in Washington, D.C. to work with the Department 
of the Interior to finalize an agreement on the operation of the 
third generator at Kirkwood powerhouse. 

Water Issues 

Mr. Birrer announced that he would present an outline at the next 
Commission meeting of actions to be taken regarding this year's low 
precipitation. He said that staff is preparing a mailer for 
inserting in water bills regarding water conservation measures. 

Mr. Birrer reported that he testified in Sacramento in opposition to 
Senate Bill 27 which would preclude the use of Hetch Hetchy. He 
said that the demand of the south bay users exceeds the City's 
ability to supply them with water. High quality water is needed for 
the growth of industry in that area. Commissioner Staten suggested 
that the Santa Clara manufacturers group should be included in 
future discussions. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0078 — Endorsing the design concept recommended 
by staff for the Van Ness Avenue Street Lighting Improvement Project 

Mr. Donald Keener, Manager, Project Management Division, described 
problems with the existing poles and distributed copies of 
photographs to the Commission. He said that the existing concrete 
poles, installed in 1915, had deteriorated. The design criteria 
used by the bureau were: 1) to support the trolley wires thereby 
reducing the number of poles; 2) to increase the illumination level 
on the street and bring it up to modern standards; 3) to reduce 
energy consumption; 4) to minimize maintenance costs; 5) to minimize 
construction cost; and 6) to address the concerns of other City 
agencies. Several alternatives were developed. The recommended 
alternative is to replace the existing poles with a replication of 
the square concrete design using a square steel cross section 
including ornamentation and fixtures. The height of the pole would 
be increased for better light disbursement and high pressure sodium 

87-038 



vapor lamps would be used for a higher level of light at a more 
efficient cost. The project budget is $8.7 million. The schedule 
calls for completion of design by April, 1988 with construction to 
be completed in September, 1990. 

President Lee asked whether the color of the lighting would be 
similar to that of Market Street. Mr. Keener replied "no". He said 
that the ornamentation on the base and at the top of the pole would 
be antique gold like the original pole. Mr. Raymond Yamagishi, 
Project Engineer, stated that the light would be high pressure 
sodium vapor lamps which you see on Market Street. Commissioner 
Flynn asked if eyebolts would be used. Mr. Yamagishi replied that 
there are eyebolts in place now and the design so far had not 
contemplated any change. President Lee asked whether the neighbor 
and business community had been contacted. Mr. Yamagishi said that 
staff had not addressed that directly, but had the understanding 
that the City Planning Department had been in contact with them. 
Commissioner Staten asked how many poles would be removed from the 
street. Mr. Keener stated that until the design for trolley service 
was completed that figure would not be known. Mr. Yamagishi said 
that staff is working to reduce the redundancy. He estimated that 
it might be about 50 poles. Commissioner Flynn asked whether the 
project would receive financial assistance from the State of 
California, Department of Transportation (CalTrans). Mr. Leo Jed, 
Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, replied that CalTrans was 
agreeable to using gas tax money from the City's existing 
allotment. President Lee requested that staff investigate whether 
the City is eligible for extra State money for safety items, 
especially at intersections. 

On motion of Commissioner Staten, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
the design concept was approved. 

******** 

Public Comments 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, 2233 Larkin Street, suggested that since a large 
number of people live in apartment houses, and therefore do not 
receive water bills, the Water Department may want to explore a 
method of contacting people concerning water conservation measures 
other than placing inserts in the water bills. He suggested inserts 
in the telephone or gas and electric bills. 

President Lee thanked Mr. Rolfe for his comments. 



Report of the General Manager - continued 

Water Issues 

Mr. Birrer reported that he had just received a telephone call from 
Washington, D.C. concerning the negotiations with the Department of 
Interior. He said that our staff had reached an agreement with the 
Department of Interior regarding the operation of the third unit at 
Kirkwood Powerhouse. The document will be telefaxed immediately for 
execution by staff and returned today. 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 2:45 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 

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MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
■^ March 24, 1987 

COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

APR 10 1987 

SAN FRMi-JuioUO 
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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



87-040 



Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 

Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Vice President Charna E. Staten, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

Excused: Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of March 10, 1987 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0082 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in. payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$67,204.19. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

17-0083 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$127,389.14, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of February 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0084 WD Requesting the Controller to draw a warrant in favor 
of Macy's California, in the amount of $21,686.60, in 
settlement of non-litigated claim against the Water 
Department arising from an eight-inch water main 
break at O'Farrell Street near Grant Avenue, on 
October 10, 1986. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



86-041 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0085 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Bureau of Light, 
Heat and Power Contract No. 200, Maintenance, Repair 
and Alterations of City-Owned Street Lighting 
Systems, Fiscal Year 1987/88. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0086 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1968, 16-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in San Jose Avenue Between Geneva and 
Santa Rosa Avenues . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0087 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing the Deputy General Manager and 
Chief Engineer, PUC, to request bids and award Water 
Department Contract No. WD-1982, Removal of 30-Inch 
Baden-Merced Pipeline and Timber Supports, to the 
lowest responsive bidder. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0088 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-740R, San 
Joaquin Valvehouse, Backflow Prevention, in the 
amount of $79,170, to Conco West, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0089 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1951, CDD 
Warehouse and Carport Improvements, in the amount of 
$91,894, to Berrios Construction Company, Inc., 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



87-042 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0090 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1966, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Columbus Avenue, 
Washington to Union Streets, in the amount of $411,600, 
to P & J Utility Co., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0091 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1969, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Wawona Street and 
39th Avenue, between 45th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, 
in the amount of $183,977, to D'Arcy and Harty 
Construction Co., Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0092 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-727, Cherry-Eleanor Pump Station, 22 KV 
Powerline, as satisfactorily completed; authorizing an 
extension of 165 days 1 time; authorizing that $15,000 
be withheld from money due under this contract for 
repairs to damaged cable under a future contract; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 2 in the 
amount of $9,637.75; and authorizing final payment in 
the amount of $10,000 to Abbett Electric Corporation, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0093 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-772, Replace Moccasin Water Tanks, as 
satisfactorily completed; and authorizing final payment 
in the amount of $4,726.80 to A. Bellagio Wood Tank 
Co., Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0094 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1948, Calaveras Reservoir, 8-Ft. 
Diameter Outlet Tunnel, Grout and Stabilize, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 2 in the amount of $163,056.59; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $8,635.49 to 
A. Ruiz Construction Co. & Associates, Inc., Contractor, 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 
87-043 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0095 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1957, Pilarcitos Reservoir - 
Replacement of Log Boom, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $5,000; authorizing an extension of time 
for an unavoidable delay of 4 working days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $524.49 to 
JM Construction, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0096 MR Requesting the Controller's concurrence in the 

amendment of Rules and Regulations, Public Utilities 
Commission Revolving Fund, to amend Rule 6, Section 
F, by reallocating $300 from the General Manager, 
Bank of America fund to the Municipal Railway 
Operator Lounge Petty Cash Fund. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0097 MR Requesting the Controller to transfer $17,146 from 

Object 130 - Materials and Supplies, to Object 109 - 
Other Contractual Services to cover contractual 
services expenditures for the remainder of Fiscal 
Year 1986-87. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0098 HH Approving the Bureau of Light, Heat and Power's 

proposal to improve the illumination in the Civic 
Center Area, by converting the streetlights from 
incandescent to high pressure sodium vapor units. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0099 WD Authorizing the Water Department to extend the 
contract with SCT for the development and 
implementation of the Water/Sewer Customer 
Information and Billing System from its current 
termination date of April 9, 1987, to January 1, 
1988, at no additional cost. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



87-044 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0100 WD Accepting work performed by Water Resources 

Associates under a Professional Services Contract for 
services related to water resource management as 
satisfactorily completed; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $8,441.83 to Water Resources 
Associates . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

:7-0101 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a sole source service contract for the 
rehabilitation of escalator and elevator units at the 
Van Ness Metro Station and escalator units at the 
Church Street Metro Station. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 
Noes - Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0102 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to enter into a 

contract with Booz, Allen & Hamilton for light rail 
vehicle analysis, for an amount not to exceed 
$250,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0103 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 

Railway, acting through the Director of Purchasing 
and Services, to negotiate and enter into an 
Agreement with the Community Board Program, Inc., for 
Conflict Management Training services, for an amount 
not to exceed $5,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0104 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a contract with the Victorian Tourism 
Commission of Australia to recover the costs of 
operating Car No. 496, for an amount estimated at 
$4,880. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



87-045 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0105 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation for Overtime in the amount of $297,000 
from surplus Craft Salaries. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Buell 

Commissioner Flynn was excused from the meeting at 
3:51 P.M. and returned at 4:03 P.M. 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

******** 
New Business 

Commissioner Buell announced that one of his clients had advised him 
of their firm's intention to respond to the request for proposals to 
refinance the water bonds. Therefore, Commissioner Buell requested 
by letter that he not receive any information regarding that 
matter. He said, that he would request to abstain from voting when 
the matter comes before the Commission. 

******** 

Report of the General Manager 

Graffiti Removal 

Mr. Donald J. Birrer, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that the low bid received for graffiti removal was around $600,000 
and the next low bid was $800,000. The estimate for the work was 
between $300,000 and $400,000. He said that in his opinion the bids 
were too high and that he intended to explore other means of solving 
the problem. 

Water Issues 

Mr. Birrer reported that as of March 20, 1987, precipitation was at 
47% of normal. He said that the department had been conserving 
water for consumption rather than using it for power generation. 
This will result in a substantial reduction of revenues. The 
department intends to defer $37 million in capital projects to 
offset the revenue reduction. 

Mr. Birrer said that the Mayor held a press conference to announce a 
plan to use the high pressure fire protection water system for 
non-potable municipal needs, such as: irrigation of parks and golf 
courses; washing of streets, buses and facilities; and fire 
fighting. This program could free about 6 million gallons per day 
of Hetch Hetchy water for suburban users. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0087 — Approving plans and specifications and 
authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, PUC, to 
request bids and award Water Department Contract No. WD-1982. 

Commissioner Flynn questioned the procedure of delegating award 
authority at the time the item is presented for bid call. Mr. Leo 
Jed, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, stated this would 



87-046 



have been an informal contract since it is under the $50,000 current 
limit and the $15,000 former limit for informal contracts. The 
project was stalled due to bonding requirements, the South Africa 
agreement, and minority business enterprise (MBE) problems. In 
order to expedite the project, staff is requesting authority to 
award the contract if there are no problems. Mr. Jed said that he 
would come back to the Commission with a proposal recommending 
procedures for informal contracts. Commissioner Flynn moved 
adoption with the understanding that a policy would be recommended 
at a later time. Commissioner Staten seconded. Resolution No. 
87-0087 was unanimously adopted. 

******** 

Item No. 14 -- Consideration of Public Utilties Commission Five-Year 
Affirmative Action Plan. 

Ms. Andrea Gourdine, Manager, Bureau of Personnel and Training, 
stated that the goal of the affirmative action plan is to achieve 
work force parity within 5 years. The largest problem area is the 
underutilization of women in service, maintenance, transit operator 
and craft categories. The percentage of women now is 14% against a 
workforce parity of 45.2%. 

President Lee and Commissioner Staten requested that the plan 
contain the specific actions that would be taken to implement it. 
Commissioner Buell requested data on actions being taken by other 
City departments and other jurisdictions. On motion of Commissioner 
Buell, seconded by Commissioner Staten, this matter was continued 
until April 28, 1987. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0101 — Authorizing a sole source service contract 
for rehabilitation of escalator and elevator units at the Van Ness 
Metro Station and escalator units at the Church Street Metro Station, 

Mr. Edward Pearson, Deputy General Manager, Equipment Maintenance, 
Municipal Railway, recommended contracting with the equipment 
manufacturer, Montgomery Elevator Company, for expeditious 
rehabilitation of the out-of-service units. He described the 
monitoring system that would be used for maintaining the equipment. 

President Lee complimented staff on responding so quickly to the 
elevator/escalator problem. Commissioner Buell expressed concern 
about contracting with Montgomery after the firm discontinued 
maintenance of the equipment without giving the City adequate 
notice. He pointed out that part of the cost of the rehabilitation 
is due to the stoppage of regular maintenance and servicing of the 
equipment . 

Commissioner Flynn moved, Commissioner Staten seconded, approval of 

a sole source service contract with Montgomery Elevator Company. On 

the question, Commissioners Lee, Flynn and Staten voted "aye", 
Commissioner Buell voted "no." 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0102 — Authorizing the Municipal Railway to enter 
into a contract with Booz, Allen & Hamilton for light rail vehicle 
analysis, for an amount not to exceed $250,000. 

Mr. William Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, stated that 
in addition to technical analysis, the consultant will advise the 
department regarding: 1) a year in the future at which the LRVs 
could be scrapped because they would no longer be cost effective to 
maintain; 2) how much maintenance should be done between now and 



87-047 



then to keep them reliable; and 3) what major "fixes" would be 
needed to get to "year X", when the cars are scrapped. 

Commissioner Flynn asked whether there were any services to be 
performed by the consultant outside the $250,000 amount of this 
contract. Mr. Stead replied in the negative. 

******** 

Item No. 9 — Presentation of Fiscal Year 1986-87 Mid-Year 
Performance Reports 

A copy of the report is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission 

The Municipal Railway report was presented by Mr. Stead, Mr. Pearson 
and Mr. Jeff Johnson, Deputy General Manager, Equipment 
Maintenance. Reports for other departments and the bureaus were 
continued to the meeting of April 28, 1987. 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:50 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



87-048 



I 



MINUTES 



^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2 :00 P.M. 

April 14, 1987 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

APR 2 7 1987 

SAN FRANCISCO 
P'iRUC LIBRARY 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



87-049 



Call to Order: 2:22 P.M. 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 

Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

Excused: Vice President Charna E. Staten 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of March 24, 1987 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

87-0107 MR Settling the case of Lorena Diane Fortier, et al . v. 
City and County of San Francisco, et al., Superior 
Court No. 838-129. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

87-0108 MR Settling the case of City and County of San Francisco 
v. Barry Clinton, et al., Superior Court No. 
582-283-5. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

87-0109 MR Settling the case of Albert Tong Lee v. Municipal 

Railway of San Francisco, et al., Superior Court No. 
867-102. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0106 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$285,500. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-050 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0110 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$253,107.54, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of March 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0111 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 
|3,258.89 and collections in the amount of 
$11,307.36, for payment of damage claims which the 
Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous debtors 
for the month of March 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0112 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1971, Potrero Hill Tank Painting. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0113 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1981, Repaving of Street and Sidewalk 
Openings for the San Francisco Water Department for 
the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0114 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-781, Paint 

Moccasin Administration Building, in the amount of 
$16,720, to Ross Porter Painting Company, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0115 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1943, 
8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Sutter 
Street between Sansome and Taylor Streets, in the net 
amount of $579,020, to Dalton & Esquivel, a Joint 
Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 
87-051 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0116 MR Waiving the requirements of Sections 6.46 and 6.47 of 
the San Francisco Administrative Code regarding 
Apprenticeship Program Participation; requesting the 
Controller to approve the transfer of funds in the 
amount of $40,000 from the City's Capital Outlay 
Reserve Fund, FMS Account No. 960341, to FMS Account 
No. 960659 to supplement the project fund; and 
awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-961, 
Potrero Shops: Modification to Compressed Air 
System, in the amount of $55,000, to Bargen 
Industries, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0117 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-976, 

Potrero and Kirkland Divisions: Furnish and Install 
New Bus Washers, in the amount of $244,241 for the 
Base Bid, to Ernie Lowe & Sons, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0118 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-977, 

Presidio Division: Modifications to HVAC System, 
Transportation Training Center, in the amount of 
$91,780, to Van Mulder Sheet Metal, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0119 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1955, 6-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Ortega Street and 28th Avenue, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Debit Contract 
Modif iciation No. 1 in the amount of $1,017.69; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $7,294.24 
to Uniacke Construction, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0120 MR Accepting work performed under Municipal Railway 

Contract No. MR-924, Various Locations, Electronic 
Security Systems, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $2,570.49; approving Credit Contract 



87-052 



Modification No. 4 in the amount of $76,321.07; 
authorizing an extension of time for unavoidable 
delays of 301 calendar days; authorizing the General 
Manager of Public Utilities to negotiate the detailed 
scope of maintenance work for the Security Systems at 
various Municipal Railway facilities, and to enter 
into and execute a maintenance contract with American 
District Telegraph Company in the agreed amount of 
$71,968 for a two-year period; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of ^101 ,606 . 11 to American 
District Telegraph Company, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0121 MR Accepting work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-955, Potrero Division: Hampshire 
Street Sidewalk Roof Waterproofing, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Debit Contract Modification No. 
1 in the amount of $173; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $24,376.90 to Valentine 
Corporation, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0122 HH Confirming the existence of an emergency condition at 
the Priest and Moccasin Reservoirs, and authorizing 
the expenditure of funds not to exceed $25,000 to 
cover the costs of the cleanup. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0123 WD Authorizing the Water Department to advertise and 
circulate to prospective consultants a Request for 
Proposals for consultant assistance in conducting 
water waste survey and pipeline network analysis. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0124 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer to enter into an Agreement with California 
Water Service to relocate their existing water 
pipelines to assist in the construction of Crystal 
Springs Pipeline No. 3, for an amount not to exceed 
$40,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-053 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0125 E Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $93,800 for payment of the cable car 
reconstruction claims filed by Homer J. Olsen and W. 
R. Thomason, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0126 CC Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $650,000 to insure payment of claims 
settlements . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0127 MR Authorizing the transfer of £37,750 from object 120 

Other Current Services to object 115 Sewer Charges to 
cover the cost of sewer charges to the Municipal 
Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0128 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a Professional Services Agreement with 
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company, for services 
related to the development of a Resources Plan for 
Hetch Hetchy and the Water Department, for a period 
of one year, for an amount not to exceed $150,000 at 
agreed upon hourly rates not to exceed $115, with the 
option to renew the Agreement for two additional 
one-year periods. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0129 HH Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $23.7 million for purchase of supplementary 
power . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-054 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0130 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy to 
request qualifications and proposals and select and 
recommend to this Commission a consulting firm to 
provide the computer-based tools and training 
required to meet the City's obligations for resource 
management under the new power sales contracts. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0131 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy to 
request qualifications and proposals and select and 
recommend to this Commission a consulting firm to 
evaluate the Hetch Hetchy records management and 
retrieval system and to recommend a permanent 
solution to the problem. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0132 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 

Railway, acting through the Director of Purchasing 
and Services, to negotiate and enter into a Personal 
Services Agreement with David Pilpell to provide 
services to the Schedules and Service Planning Unit 
of the Municipal Railway Transportation Division, for 
the period ending October 30, 1987, for an amount not 
to exceed $9,600 for the term of the contract. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0133 MR Requesting the Real Estate Department to negotiate 
and execute a lease with Harrigan, Weidenmuller 
Company for warehouse space at 23rd and Illinois for 
storage of Municipal Railway PCC streetcars, 
materials and equipment. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0134 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $290,436 for the purpose of repairing eight 
Light Rail Vehicles on hold because of major body 
damage. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 
87-055 



Commissioner Flynn was excused from the meeting at 
3 :44 P.M. . 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0135 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $1.4 million to cover Workers Compensation 
costs for the Municipal Railway for the remainder of 
the fiscal year. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0136 CC Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $19,436 to fund overtime for Legal Services 
for the remainder of the fiscal year. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0137 F Requesting the Controller to approve the substitution 
of Revenue Collection and other equipment with office 
automation and communications equipment estimated to 
cost $41,500. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0138 MIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a contract modification with C. G. 
Computer Services for technical consulting services 
to implement a new Vehicle Maintenance System for the 
Municipal Railway, for an amount not to exceed 
$95,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0139 MIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a contract modification with 
Infomanage, Inc., for technical consulting services 
to implement a new Vehicle Maintenance System for the 
Municipal Railway, for an amount not to exceed 
$373,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Toupin, Buell 



87-056 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0140 E Honoring and commending Robert L. Stein, on the 

occasion of his retirement, for his many significant 
accomplishments during over thirty-eight years of 
dedicated service to the people of the City and County 
of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0141 E Approving Debit Contract Modification No. 22 to Hetch 
Hetchy Contract No. HH-757, Kirkwood Powerhouse Addi- 
tion - General Construction and Equipment Installation, 
for additional work at a cost of $394,628. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0142 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer to execute Amendment No. 1 to a Professional 
Services Agreement with Camp Dresser and McKee, Inc., 
for services related to the Design of the Crystal 
Springs Water Treatment Plant, for an amount not to 
exceed $103,042. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0143 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer to execute Amendment No. 1 to a Professional 
Services Agreement with Camp Dresser and McKee, Inc., 
for services related to the Design of San Andreas 
Water Treatment Plant Expansion, for an amount not to 
exceed $23,062. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0144 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer to execute Amendment No. 5 to an Agreement 
with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc., for 
services related to the J-Line Connection Project, for 
an amount not to exceed $25,081. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Toupin, Buell 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 

office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 

Commission . 

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87-057 



Introduction of New Business 

Commissioner Flynn introduced a proposed resolution to name the Muni 
Metro Division for Mr. Curtis E. Green, former General Manager of 
the Municipal Railway. He requested that the City Attorney review 
the matter and that the Secretary prepare the resolution and 
calendar the matter for May 12, 1987. 

******** 

Report of the General Manager 

Water Conservation 

Mr. Donald J. Birrer, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that staff had met with the Bay Area Water Users Association and all 
water users agreed to a voluntary program of water conservation 
targeting a 10% reduction in consumption. 

Mr. Birrer reported that the Board of Supervisors passed a 
resolution requesting that the Public Utilities Commission bring 
together other City departments to develop a comprehensive water 
conservation plan. He said that plans are being made to use the 
City's dual pipe system so that ground water and Lake Merced water 
can be used for non-potable purposes. 

Municipal Railway Budget 

Mr. Birrer stated that staff was scheduled to meet with the Mayor 
tomorrow to review the Municipal Railway budget for 1987-88. He 
said the Mayor had requested staff to look at either a fare increase 
or service reduction in the event sufficient funding is not 
available. After studying the matter, he said that he tended toward 
a service reduction to get the system as lean and efficient as 
possible . 

Commissioner Flynn requested that the Commission receive the 
information which would be presented to the Mayor. Commissioner 
Toupin pointed out there is a long-term problem for transit funding 
nationwide. He suggested that the Commission receive a briefing on 
the matter. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0133 — Requesting the Real Estate Department to 
negotiate and execute a lease with Harrigan, Weidenmuller Company 
for warehouse space at 23rd and Illinois Streets for storage of 
Municipal Railway PCC streetcars, materials and equipment. 

Mr. Thomas Jordan, Special Assistant to the General Manager 
Municipal Railway, stated that the Mayor had requested the 
department to vacate Pier 70 so that the site may be used for the 
automobile dismantling program. Staff reviewed its storage needs 
and determined that its optimal requirements would be 100,000 square 
feet of internal storage and 76,000 square feet for external use. 
However, he said that the department could not afford the cost for 
such a space. The requirement was revised to 50,000 square feet 
internal and 35,000 square feet external space to be used for 
streetcars, cable cars, and machinery for maintenance of vehicles 
and cable cars. The 23rd and Illinois site is convenient to the 
Woods Division and the Harrison Street Facility. The proposed lease 
does not include space for the storage of about 50 articulated 
vehicles. An additional 60,000 square feet of outdoor space will be 
required until Harrison Street is completed. 



87-058 



Mr. Norman Rolfe requested that the Commission consider Item No. 16, 
declaration of 17 PCC cars as surplus, before voting on the lease. 
Item 16 was called. 

Mr. Jordan stated that future plans call for operating the F-Line on 
the surface of Market Street, and north along The Embarcadero to 
Fisherman's Wharf or Fort Mason, using PCC cars and historic 
streetcars. Operating the line on a 6-minute headway from Castro 
Street to Fort Mason would take 16 cars, plus a 20% float, totaling 
20 cars. Ten cars would be retained for additional spare parts. We 
have 47 PCC cars in storage and an inventory of parts. Taking into 
consideration the space limitations at the new site, the cost of 
relocation and the vehicle requirements for the F-Line, it would be 
appropriate to declare the excess vehicles as surplus. 

Mr. Birrer reported that a letter had been received from Supervisor 
Carol Ruth Silver requesting a delay on this item. 

Mr. Rolfe urged that the Commission retain all of the PCC cars for 
possible use for spare parts or expansion of service. 

Commissioner Buell moved to approve the lease and to postpone 
indefinitely the declaration of surplus PCC cars. Commissioner 
Toupin seconded. The motion was unanimously adopted. 

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Commissioner Flynn was excused at 3:44 P.M. 
Public Comments 

Mr. Norman Rolfe urged the Commission not to acquiesce to service 
cuts, and to push for more transit preferential street projects. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:55 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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Dianne Feinstein 
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REGULAR MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
2 April 28, 1987 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



87-060 



Call to Order: 2:17 P.M. 

Present: Vice President Charna E. Staten, Commissioner H. Welton 

Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner Mark W, 
Buell 

Excused: President Jeffrey Lee 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of April 14, 1987 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0145 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$27,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0146 WD Approving collections in the amount of $7,800.87, for 
payment of damage claims which the Water Department 
has against miscellaneous debtors for the months of 
January, February and March, 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0147 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-769, Hetch Hetchy Fire Protection 
System, Moccasin, Early Intake and Warnerville. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



86-061 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0148 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-970, 

Presidio Facility: Modification to Room 150, in the 
amount of $515,000, to the sole bidder, Angotti & 
Reilly/T.E. Joo - Joint Venture, Contractor, subject 
to the concurrence of the Urban Mass Transportation 
Administration. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0149 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to modify a 

contract with Abbett Electric Corporation for the 
provision and installation of fifteen auxiliary 
propulsion units on Flyer trolley coaches, increasing 
the total contract amount to a sum not to exceed 
$311,544.45 to provide for the addition of California 
state sales tax. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0150 GM Reaffirming the Commission's policy intent that the 
value of the Kirkland property realized through 
disposition shall be fully applied to the costs of 
the Woods facility expansion; requesting the Director 
of Property to initiate the steps necessary for the 
Commission to acquire Parcel No. 4170, Lot 9, and 
Parcel No. 4171, Lot 20, in order to realize the 
needed expansion of the Woods facility; and directing 
the General Manager of Public Utilities and staff to 
pursue these actions and transactions and keep the 
Commission fully informed on progress attained. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0151 GM Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $636,000 for the defense of the City's 
water rights. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-062 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0152 GM Requesting the Board of Supervisors' approval to 

contract with a security firm for the provision of 
security personnel for the period of July 1, 1987 to 
June 30, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0153 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 
Engineer to negotiate and execute a Professional 
Services Agreement with Gordon H. Chong and 
Associates for an amount not to exceed $600,000, for 
services related to the Municipal Railway Treat 
Avenue Facility; and authorizing the Deputy General 
Manager and Chief Engineer to negotiate an Agreement 
with Parsons, Br inckerhof f , Quade, and Douglas and 
VBN Corporation, in that order of preference, if an 
Agreement cannot be reached with Gordon H. Chong and 
Associates . 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Buell 
Noes - Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0154 E Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1967, 
8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Steiner 
Street Between Sutter and Jackson Streets, in the net 
amount of $318,750, to P & J Utility Co., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0155 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer to execute Amendment No. 1 to a Professional 
Services Agreement with DeLeuw, Cather & Company for 
services in conjunction with the completion of the 
design of the Harrison Street Facility, for an amount 
not to exceed $50,283. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-063 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0156 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer to execute Amendment No. 2 to a Professional 
Services Agreement with Bechtel National, Inc., for 
preliminary engineering and environmental review for 
the Muni Metro Turnaround Facility, for an amount not 
to exceed $107,412. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0157 E Approving the total estimated additional funding of 
$887,677 for Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-757, 
General Construction and Equipment Installation, 
Kirkwood Powerhouse Addition; and approving Debit 
Contract Modification No. 23 in the amount of 
$789,677, the additional funds required at this time 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0158 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to apply for, accept, and expend up to $3.8 million 
of Bridge Toll funds for San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Improvement Corporation lease payments; $1.5 
million in Capital Improvement funds; and $35.2 
million of regional funds such as Transportation 
Development Act (TDA) Articles 3 and 4, State Transit 
Assistance (STAs), and AB1107 half-cent sales tax 
revenues for 1987-88 Municipal Railway operations. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Resolution No. 87-0150 — Reaffirming the Commission's policy intent 
that the value of the Kirkland property realized through disposition 
shall be fully applied to the costs of the Woods facility expansion; 
and requesting the Director of Property to initiate the steps 
necessary for the Commission to acquire Parcel No. 4170, Lot 9, and 
Parcel No. 4171, Lot 20. 

Mr. Douglas Wright, Director of Planning and Development, stated 
that last year the Commission initiated action which will lead to 
the disposition of Kirkland. The next step is to purchase property 
adjacent to the Woods facility which will allow expansion of that 
facility and with the Harrison Street Facility will serve the needs 
of the motor coach fleet. 



87-064 



Commissioner Flynn inquired as to the value of the Kirkland property 
and the property to be purchased. Mr. Wright replied that the 
estimate of the Kirkland property, assuming rezoning, is 
approximately $17-18 million. The terms of any sale, including the 
leaseback of the facility, will affect the market value. Two years 
ago, the Real Estate Department estimated the value of the Tubbs 
property as $5-7 million, including relocation costs. The estimated 
cost of the expansion project is about $15 million. On motion of 
Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Toupin, Resolution No. 87-0150 was 
adopted. 

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Item No. 9 — Presentation of Fiscal Year 1986-87 Mid-Year 
Performance Reports. 

A copy of the report is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

Oral reports were given for Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, the San 
Francisco Water Department and the PUC Bureaus. 

******** 

Item 14 — Authorizing an agreement with the Center for Accelerated 
Learning for training of Municipal Railway management personnel. 

Commissioner Flynn asked why staff was proposing to extend the 
contract with Dale Watson & Associates for management training 
(under Calendar Item No. 15) rather than have one contract with the 
Center for Accelerated Learning covering all training. 

Mr. Paul Toliver, Deputy General Manager, Transportation, Municipal 
Railway, replied that training under Item No. 14 covers the 
Transportation and Facilities Maintenance Divisions of the Municipal 
Railway, while Item No. 15 covers Equipment Maintenance. Item No. 
15 provides for the continuation of a contract which has been in 
place since 1985. Item No. 14 will be a new training contract. A 
selection committee reviwed proposals and recommended the Center for 
Accelerated Learning for the Transportation and Facilities 
Maintenance Divisions. 

Commissioner Buell moved, Commissioner Toupin seconded to approve 
Item No. 14 as recommended. On the question, Commissioners Staten, 
Toupin and Buell voted "aye." Commissioner Flynn voted "no." 

Item No. 15 — Authorizing modification to the contract with Dale 
Watson & Associates for managerial training, extending the 
completion date to December 31, 1987 and increasing the amount by 
$24,000.00. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that his concern was that this 
modification is a spinoff from the work proposed under Item No. 14 
because the firm was not successful in obtaining the new contract. 

Mr. Birrer requested that this matter be continued for review. 
Commissioner Toupin moved to rescind the action taken on Item No. 14 
and to continue Item No. 15. Commissioner Buell seconded. The 
motion was unanimously adopted. 

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Resolution No. 87-0153 — Authorizing negotiation and execution of a 
professional services agreement with Gordon H. Chong and Associates 
for services related to the Municipal Railway Treat Avenue Facility. 

87-065 



Mr. Leo Jed, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, PUC, stated 
that based upon interviews conducted by the selection committee and 
the application of the Local Business Enterprise (LBE) and Minority 
Business Enterprise (MBE) preferences, the firm of Gordon H. Chong 
and Associates is recommended. In the application of the 
preferences, the firm of Parsons Brinckerhof f , Quade and Douglas 
(PBQ&D) did not receive the LBE preference, which would have 
increased their score 5%. In fact, they are a local business. The 
Administrative Code provides that a firm must have applied for 
certification as an LBE prior to submission of the proposal. PBQ&D 
did not apply for the preference prior to submitting their 
proposal. If they had been afforded the 5% premium for being an 
LBE, the points spread would have shifted to PBQ&D. He said that 
staff is of the opinion that both firms are qualified to do the 
work. As an additional matter which was not considered during the 
selection process, the firm of Gordon Chong has proposed a fee which 
is 20% less than that of PBQ&D, about $100,000 difference. 

Commissioner Toupin asked whether the Commission has the authority 
to waive the requirements of the Administrative Code regarding 
application for LBE certification. Mr. George Krueger, Utilities 
General Counsel, replied that the Commission cannot waive a 
requirement in the Administrative Code. 

Mr. Lee Dolson, representing the Downtown Association of San 
Francisco, requested that the Commission delay action on this matter 
for the purpose of determining the facts. He said that PBQ&D 
submitted LBE forms in 1985 and 1986. He said that the Downtown 
Association was concerned about the anti-business climate in the 
City. He mentioned problems with the proposed contract from a tax 
savings and efficiency point of view, as well as fairness. 

Mr. Arnold Baker, Contract Compliance Officer, PUC, stated that the 
function of his office is to see that there is minority and women 
business participation in contracts, and to apply the rules of the 
ordinance regarding that participation and the Local Business 
Enterprise preference. The Request for Proposals clearly states 
that the firm must apply for the MBE, WBE or LBE preference before 
submitting the proposal, and they must be certified before an 
agreement is signed. The Human Rights Commission did not have PBQ&D 
in its data base as a certified LBE at the time the proposals were 
submitted. They were certified a few days after the selection 
committee met. Mr. Baker said that he reviewed the data submitted 
by PBQ&D and conferred with the Human Rights Commission concerning 
the firm's application for certification on previous contracts. The 
result was there was no prior certification of LBE status. 

In reply to questions by the Commission, Mr. George Krueger, 
Utilities General Counsel, stated that since the MBE, WBE, LBE 
ordinance is silent on certification procedures, if the PUC 
documents state procedures, then they are controlling. 

Mr. Peter Settle, Vice President of PBQ&D, stated that forms had 
been submitted on two other projects in 1984 and 1986. 

Commissioner Toupin suggested that Mr. Settle furnish the documents 
to the Commission so that the City Attorney's office may review them 
and advise the Commission. 

Mr. A. T. Le, President of Mann Consultants, Inc., a subcontractor 
for PBQ&D, said that PBQ&D answered the questions asked on the 
form. He said that he had spoken with staff from the Human Rights 
Commission and the City Attorney's Office who agreed that he had 
grounds for raising an objection. 

87-066 



Commissioner Toupin moved to have the City Attorney review the 
documents pertaining to PBQ&D's earlier applications for LBE 
certification and advise the Commission. The motion died for lack 
of a second. 

Commissioner Flynn moved to approve the staff recommendation to 
contract with Gordon H. Chong and Associates. Commissioner Buell 
seconded, and added that by PBQ&D's own admission they did not know 
the procedures for certification. Given the City Attorney's advice 
and that of the PUC's Contract Compliance Officer, he said that he 
supported the staff recommendation. 

Mr. Gordon Chong, stated that 90% of the fees generated by this 
project will go to MBE , WBE and LBE firms. He said that his firm 
represents the Asian, Black and Hispanic communities. The firm pays 
taxes in San Francisco and San Francisco is their only office. 

On the question, Commissioners Staten, Flynn and Buell voted "aye." 
Commissioner Toupin voted "no." 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0154 — Awarding Water Department Contract No. 
WD-1967 to P & J Utility Co., Contractor. 

Mr. Jed stated that the second low bidder, Berrios Construction Co., 
Inc., a minority firm, filed a protest. Had the MBE preference been 
applied to their bid, they would have been the lowest bidder. 
However, they did not include Addendum No. 1 with their bid. The 
City Attorney determined that the bid was flawed due to failure to 
include Addendum No. 1. Therefore, the staff recommendation is to 
award to P & J Utility Co. 

Mr. Joseph Morehead, representing Berrios Construction Co., Inc., 
stated that the firm received Addendum No. 1 eight days prior to the 
submission of his bid, deleting a certain section of the original 
bid specification. Having received notification prior to submitting 
a bid, Berrios did not intend to claim any benefit under the deleted 
section. Since the form did not require a signature, he said that 
he felt it was not fatal to the contract. He requested that the 
Commission waive this defect. 

Commissioner Flynn pointed out that the Commission had received a 

written opinion from the City Attorney. Commissioner Flynn moved 

the staff recommendation. Commissioner Buell seconded. Resolution 
No. 87-0154 was unanimously adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:30 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



REGULAR MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
^ May 12, 1987 

COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

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H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



87-068 



Call to Order: 2:18 P.M. 

Present: Vice President Charna E. Staten, Commissioner H. Welton 

Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner Mark W, 
Buell 

Excused: President Jeffrey Lee 

Vice President Charna E. Staten presided. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of April 28, 1987 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

87-0160 MR Settling the case of Richard Foy Roberts v. Municipal 
Railway of San Francisco, et al., Superior Court No. 
841-055. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

17-0159 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$130,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0161 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 
$12,209.74 and collections in the amount of 
$16,336.38, for payment of damage claims which the 
Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous debtors 
for the month of April 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-069 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0162 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$252,384.98, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of April 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0163 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1975, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Turk Street between Webster and 
Laguna Streets, and between Gough and Polk Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0164 HH Awarding Bureau of Light, Heat and Power Contract No. 
200, Maintenance, Repair and Alterations of 
City-owned Street Lighting Systems, Fiscal Year 
1987-88, in the total amount of $535,143, to Kingston 
Contracting, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

17-0165 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1972, Seal 
Roof Expansion Joints, University Mound Reservoir 
(South Basin) and Sunset Reservoir (North Basin), in 
the amount of $178,175, to Bay Area Coatings, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0166 E Accepting work performed under the Professional 

Services Agreement with Foster Engineering, Inc., for 
design and field engineering services related to 
Municipal Railway and Hetch Hetchy capital 
improvement projects, as satisfactorily completed; 
and approving closing out residual balances in the 
contract funds amounting to less than $50. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-070 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0167 MR Authorizing a fund transfer of $200,000 from 

Municipal Railway Facilities Maintenance Object 330, 
Light, Heat and Power Services, to Object 317, 
Services of Department of Public Works, to fund an 
underground storage tank testing program and 
complete a number of construction and repair 
activities . 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0168 WD Requesting the Controller to approve the transfer of 
surplus Water Department equipment funds in the 
amount of $48,252 to provide the deficit funds needed 
for the purchase of a two-ton tow truck and a track 
loader . 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0169 HH Authorizing the Real Estate Department to negotiate 
and process an easement agreement with Mr. Allen 
Thomsen for use of a portion of Hetch Hetchy Parcel 
No. 721(2) in San Joaquin County. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0170 GM Declaring that the Municipal Railway light rail 
vehicle facility at Ocean, San Jose and Geneva 
Avenues shall hereafter be known as the "Curtis E. 
Green Light Rail Center"; and declaring that the 
transit operating section of the facility shall 
be known as the "Green Light Rail Operating 
Division . " 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



At 2:30 P.M. Flynn was excused from the meeting. 



87-071 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0171 GM Approving the Transit Shelter Program contract with 
Gannett Outdoor; authorizing the General Manager of 
Public Utilities to take the steps necessary to 
execute the contract with Gannett Outdoor; and 
commending the contract to the Board of Supervisors 
and the Mayor for their consideration and approval so 
that the transit shelter program may be implemented 
in the near future. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Toupin, Buell 
At 2:39 P.M. Flynn returned. 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0172 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water 
Department to enter into a 

memorandum-of-understanding with the Bay Area Water 
Users Association to allow San Francisco to reimburse 
the Association for appropriate expenses incurred in 
system-wide public information activities designed to 
reduce water consumption by 10 percent, with maximum 
costs not to exceed $35,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0173 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a letter agreement with the Pacific Gas 
and Electric Company setting forth new rate schedules 
to reflect a 10 percent decrease for street lighting 
service, effective January 1, 1987, as authorized by 
the California Public Utilities Commission under its 
Decision No. 86-12-091. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Toupin, Buell 
Excused - Flynn 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0174 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to review and approve requests for the purchase of 
power by the Modesto and Turlock Irrigation Districts 
from sources other than Hetch Hetchy that do not have 
a negative financial impact to the City. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-072 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0175 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to modify a contract with Call Company Limited for 
consulting services, increasing the amount by 
$200,000 to a total sum not to exceed $385,000 over 
the current term of two years; and requesting the 
Controller's authorization to transfer $110,000 from 
the surplus of Objects 109 and 120 to Object 100 
Professional Services for the necessary funding. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0176 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 

Railway, acting through the Director of Purchasing 
and Services, to negotiate and enter into an 
Agreement with the Center for Accelerated Learning 
for the purpose of providing training for Municipal 
Railway management personnel, for an amount not to 
exceed $65,000, for the period ending June 30, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0177 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to modify a contract with Dale Watson & Associates 
for managerial training for the Municipal Railway's 
Equipment Maintenance Division, extending the 
completion date to December 31, 1987, and increasing 
the contract amount by a sum not to exceed $24,000, 
bringing the total contract amount to a sum not to 
exceed $109,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0178 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a contract with the Mandarin Oriental San 
Francisco Hotel to recover passenger fares on the 
California Street cable car line on June 4, 1987 from 
the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco Hotel rather than 
from the passengers. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-073 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0179 MR Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to apply for, accept, and expend $135,000 of State 
Transit Assistance Special Projects funds to acquire 
up to six paratransit vans. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0180 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement with the 
U.S. Human Resources Corporation, the City's 
Paratransit Broker, to specify the terms of a loan to 
the Paratransit Broker of up to $125,255 of 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission allocated 
funds to enable the Paratransit Broker to purchase up 
to six paratransit vehicles, said loan to be secured 
by the vehicles and paid back through the provision 
of free or reduced fare rides over the remainder of 
the Agreement; and approving the additional funding 
and expenditure of up to $6,195 to cover the 
Paratransit Broker's project management costs 
necessarily incurred in acquiring the new paratransit 
vehicles . 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0181 MR Setting the date of Monday, June 8, 1987, at 5:30 
P.M., in Room 1194, 350 McAllister Street, San 
Francisco, California, for a public hearing to 
consider modification of the Schedule of Rates, Fares 
and Charges for the Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0182 MIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a contract with R. C. Research and 
Associates for technical consulting services, for an 
amount not to exceed $57,000. 

VOTE - Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-074 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0183 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 
Engineer to request proposals and to select and 
recommend to this Commission a suitable consulting 
engineering firm(s) to provide a functional analysis 
for the Woods Division Expansion Project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0184 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 
Engineer to request qualification statements and 
proposals and to select and recommend to this 
Commission a suitable consulting firm to provide 
services related to the design of a new Municipal 
Railway Revenue Collection Facility in the Geneva 
Office Building and for the restoration and 
rehabilitation of this building. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0185 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to negotiate and execute a Professional Services 
Agreement with Toby S. Levy, A. I. A., and Associates, 
to prepare a preliminary study for the development of 
a new Municipal Railway Revenue Processing Facility 
and the restoration of the Geneva Office Building, 
for an amount not to exceed $25,000; and authorizing 
the Assistant General Manager, Finance, to negotiate 
an Agreement with Page, Anderson & Turnbull and 
Jefferson Associates, in that order of preference, if 
an Agreement cannot be reached with Toby S. Levy, 
A. I. A., and Associates. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0186 FM Authorizing the selection of Orrick, Herrington & 

Sutcliffe in joint venture with Arnelle & Hastie to 
serve as bond counsel to the Commission for a 
five-year term; and authorizing the Assistant General 
Manager, Finance, to negotiate and execute an 
Agreement for these services. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-075 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0187 FM Authorizing the appointment of Salomon Brothers Inc. 
in joint venture with Pryor, Govan, Counts & Co., 
Inc. as senior managing underwriter of the 1985 Water 
Revenue Bond refunding issue and the firms of 
Shearson Lehman Brothers in joint venture with 
Daniels & Bell, Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, and 
Rauscher Pierce Refsnes, Inc. as co-managers; and 
authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to negotiate and execute an Agreement for these 
services . 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Toupin, Buell 
Excused - Flynn 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0188 FM Recommending passage of AB-1134 which would allow the 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission to raise Bay 
Bridge tolls to $1.00 with the proceeds to be used 
for mass transit improvements; and recommending that 
certain provisions be included in AB-1134 in order to 
protect the vital interests of Municipal Railway 
riders. 

■ VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0189 FM Recommending that the Controller and the Board of 
Supervisors approve the enactment of ordinances to 
amend the San Francisco Administrative Code which 
would allow for Stores Funds for the Municipal 
Railway, Hetch Hetchy, and the Water Department. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

******** 
Announcements 

President Staten announced that the Commission met in executive 
session immediately prior to this meeting and approved a settlement 
in the case of Richard Foy Roberts v. Municipal Railway of San 
Francisco . 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0170 — Declaring that the Municipal Railway light 
rail vehicle facility at Ocean, San Jose and Geneva Avenues shall 
hereafter be known as the "Curtis E. Green Light Rail Center"; and 
declaring that the transit operating section of the facility shall 
be known as the "Green Light Rail Operating Division". 

87-076 



Mr. Donald J. Birrer, General Manager of Public Utilities, conveyed 
the Mayor's support for naming the facility in honor of Curtis E. 
Green . 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Buell, 
Resolution No. 87-0170 was unanimously adopted. 

The following persons spoke in support of this item: 

Mr. James Jefferson, President, Black Chamber of Commerce; 
Mr. Lawrence B. Martin, International Representative, 

Transport Workers Union; 
Mr. Terry Francois, Former Member of the Board of Supervisors; 
Mr. Gene Henderson, Retired Municipal Railway employee. 

Mr. Curtis E. Green expressed his appreciation to the Commission. 
He said that he accepted this honor on behalf of the many fine 
people who served with him. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0173 — Authorizing execution of a letter 
agreement with the Pacific Gas and Electric Company for street 
lighting . 

Commissioner Flynn requested permission to be excused from voting on 
this item due to a conflict of interest. On motion of Commissioner 
Buell, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, Commissioner Flynn was 
excused from voting on this matter. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0178 — Authorizing a contract with the Mandarin 
Oriental San Francisco Hotel to recover passenger fares on the 
California Street cable car line on June 4, 1987 from the Mandarin 
Oriental San Francisco Hotel rather than from the passengers. 

Commissioner Flynn noted that the proposed contract contained a 
provision for extension through the weekend. He asked whether the 
proposed recovery amount of $2,500 per day would be sufficient to 
cover weekend service. Mr. Bruce Bernhard, Executive Assistant to 
the General Manager of the Municipal Railway, stated that since 
there was no intention to extend the service, he recommended that 
the provision be stricken. 

President Staten inquired about the handling of prepaid fares 
purchased from fare machines. Mr. Bernhard replied that notices 
would be posted on the machines and the hotel would publicize the 
event . 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0180 — Authorizing Amendment No. 1 to the 
Agreement with the U.S. Human Resources Corporation, the City's 
Paratransit Broker, to enable the Paratransit Broker to purchase up 
to six paratransit vehicles. 

President Staten questioned the project budget and the disposition 
of residuals when the vehicles are sold. Ms. Susan Stropes, Transit 
Planner, replied that U.S. Human Resources will be compensated its 
costs up to $6,195 for project management in order to develop 
vehicle specifications and for administration of the procurement of 
the vans. The indirect costs of $3,550 are levied at the City's 



87-077 



established indirect cost rate of 2.7%. Ms. Robin Manion, Deputy 
City Attorney, stated that the project is structured so that the 
City will never own the vehicles. Mr. Louis Tucciarone, Director of 
Budgets and Grants, explained that the indirect cost amount is 
required by the Mayor and the Controller and the funds are retained 
by the City to cover the City's overhead. Regarding residual value, 
Mr. Thomas Jordan, Special Assistant to the General Manager of the 
Municipal Railway, stated that mileage on the vans has been 40,000 
miles per year. He said that after four years and 160,000 miles the 
resale value will not be much. It is estimated that the amount 
would be between $1,000 and $1,500, which would be returned to the 
provider. The lift vans would have less residual value. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0187 -- Authorizing the appointment of Salomon 
Brothers Inc. in joint venture with Pryor, Govan, Counts & Co., 
Inc., as senior managing underwriter of the 1985 Water Revenue Bond 
refunding issue and the firms of Shearson Lehman Brothers in joint 
venture with Daniels & Bell, Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, and 
Rauscher Pierce Refsnes, Inc. as co-managers. 

Commissioner Buell stated that originally he had intended to abstain 
from voting on this item because he had a client who bid on it. 
However, since his client's proposal did not survive the first cut, 
the City Attorney has advised that he may vote on the item. 

Commissioner Flynn requested permission to be excused from voting on 
this item due to a conflict of interest. On motion of Commissioner 
Buell, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, Commissioner Flynn was 
excused from voting on this matter. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Buell, 
the underwriting team was approved. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0188 — Recommending passage of AB-1134 which 
would allow the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to raise Bay 
Bridge tolls to $1.00 with the proceeds to be used for mass transit 
improvements . 

President Staten stated that the Metropolitan Transportation 
Commission and several Bay Area transit systems want to keep this 
money for capital projects. She said that it is important that we 
get the message across that our need is for operating money. 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:32 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

May 26, 1987 

COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



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BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



87-079 



Call to Order: 2:20 P.M. 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Vice President Charna E. Staten, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of May 12, 1987 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

87-0191 MR Settling the case of Jose Barrera v. City and County 
of San Francisco, Superior Court No. 845-219. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0192 MR Approving the_"_Municipal Railway Program for Mass 
Transportation Services for Handicapped Persons: 
July 1, 1987 - June 30, 1993." 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

17-0190 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$40,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0193 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-782, Moccasin Powerhouse Tailrace, 
Modifications Phase I Bypass Inlet Structure. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-080 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

17-0194 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-783, Holm Powerhouse - Replace Roof. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

17-0195 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-784, West Portal and Priest Reservoir 
Roads - Resurface. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0196 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-786, Replace Trolley Poles. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0197 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1964, Bay Division Pipelines No. 1 
and 2, Replacement of Vault Covers-. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0198 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1970, 16-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Evans Avenue, Hunters Point Boulevard 
and Innes Avenue between Jennings and Fitch Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0199 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-858R, 

Harrison Street Facility Demolition, in the amount of 
$209,000, to Angotti & Reilly, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 
87-081 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0200 E Requesting the Controller to approve the purchase and 
installation of a Halon System to protect the 
Utilities Engineering Bureau's computer equipment, 
for a total amount of up to $11,000 from the 1986-87 
equipment appropriation surplus. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0201 E Awarding the contract for furnishing, installing and 
testing a Halon System in the Computer Room at 
Utilities Engineering Bureau Headquarters, 1155 
Market Street, in the amount of $10,953, to the 
second low bidder, C. A. Sabah & Co., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0202 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-737R, Moccasin Sewage Treatment Plant, Sludge 
Drying Beds with Removable Covers, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Credit Contract Modification No. 
3 in the amount of $216.95; and authorizing final 
- .„ payment in the amount of $4,601.15 to Wickum- 
Construction, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 

resolution was adopted: 

87-0203 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1932, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in 5th Street between Market and 
Townsend Streets, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Debit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $29,295; authorizing an extension of time 
for unavoidable delays of 39 working days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $39,872.75 
to P & J Utility Co., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-082 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0204 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1941, 12-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Potrero Avenue, 17th Street and 
DeHaro Street between 21st and 22nd Streets, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $2,087.50; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $29,513.53 
to Ranger Pipelines, Inc. and Interlane General 
Engineering, A Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0205 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. WD-1961, Bay Division Pipeline No. 4 - 
Venturi Meter Vault, as satisfactorily completed; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $315.93 to 
Hal Bianchi Construction, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0206 MR Accepting work performed under Municipal Railway 

Contract No. MR-926-R, Kirkland Division: Bus Yard 
Pavement Resurfacing, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modificaton No. 1 in the 
amount of $17,220.54; authorizing an extension of 
time for unavoidable delays of 61 calendar days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $13,382.38 
to San Francisco Grinding Company, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0207 MR Accepting work performed under the Professional 

Services Contract with Wilson, Ihrig & Associates, 
Inc., for professional services for the Cable Car 
System Noise Study, as completed; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $2,126.34 and release 
of previously retained funds in the amount of 
$3,787.37. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-083 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0208 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation, 

through the Director of Purchasing, to enter into a 
Professional Services Contract with the California 
Environmental Internship Program, for student 
interns, for an amount not to exceed $23,016, for a 
term of 12 months. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0209 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
enter into a Professional Services Contract with 
Andrea Denver Associates to assist in the 
establishing of a Citywide energy use tracking 
program, for an amount not to exceed $5,100. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0210 WD Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
and the General Manager and Chief Engineer of the 
Water Department to execute Modification No. 1 to the 
Agreement with Itron, Inc., for the purchase of 
certain hardware enhancements to the Electronic Meter 
System, for an amount not to exceed $13,816.97. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0211 HH Requesting the Controller to approve the substitution 
of six transformers for a modified 4x4 truck and six 
electric current protection kits for an oil particle 
filtering system in Hetch Hetchy's equipment budget; 
and requesting the Controller to transfer $22,587 of 
surplus equipment funds to be applied to the purchase 
of the new equipment items. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0212 WD Authorizing the Director of Property to prepare the 
necessary legislation for the proposed sale of a 
segment of abandoned Crystal Springs Pipeline No. 1 
located within Airport Boulevard, a public 
right-of-way, in South San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 

87-084 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

17-0213 MR Requesting the Board of Supervisors' approval to 

contract for the provision of paratransit services 
for Fiscal Year 1987-88. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0214 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 

to expend funds from the Public Utilities Awards Fund 
in accordance with the Fiscal Year 1987-88 "Muni 
Award and Special Event Expenses" budget submitted by 
the Municipal Railway; and authorizing the General 
Manager of Public Utilities to modify the proposed 
budget as required. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0215 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute Modifications Nos. 8 and 9 to a 
Professional Services Agreement with Multisystems , 
Inc., amending the scope of work to include purchase 
of passenger data management and reporting software 
and related professional services at a cost not to 
exceed $199,896, and extending the term of the 

_ Agreement through June 30, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0216 E Requesting the Mayor to request and recommend to the 
Board of Supervisors an amendment to Section 6.1 of 
the San Francisco Administrative Code to increase the 
time in which to award Public Works contracts. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0217 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental appropri- 
ation in the amount of $655,000 for graffiti removal. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 

office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 

Commission . 

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87-085 



Report of the General Manager 

Municipal Railway Tours 

Mr. Donald J. Birrer, General Manager of Public Utilities, announced 
that the Municipal Railway began conducting public tours of its 
facilities on weekends. He recommended the tours to all persons 
interested in the functions of the department. He said that he 
hoped to expand the idea to the other operating departments in the 
future . 

24th and Utah Property 

Mr. Douglas Wright, Director of Planning and Development, stated 
that the property at 24th and Utah Streets is adjacant to the San 
Francisco General Hospital and currently houses three functions for 
the Municipal Railway -- Ways and Structures, the Special Machine 
Shop and Non-revenue Vehicle Maintenance. It has been the intention 
of staff to completely rehabilitate the site and to rehouse the 
operations either on the site or elsewhere. Non-revenue Vehicle 
Maintenance will be moved to the Treat Avenue Facility, which is 
currently in the design phase. Staff intended to accommodate the 
other two functions at 24th and Utah, along with the Overhead Lines 
department . 

Mr. Wright distributed copies of correspondence from the Mayor and 
the Director of the Parking Authority expressing interest in 
obtaining off-street parking for General Hospital and a planned 
mental health facility. The Department of City Planning has been 
approached regarding use of the property for parking. City 
Planning's informal response was to suggest a mixed use development 
involving a parking garage, small non-commercial and housing uses. 
In the process of responding to the request for parking, staff has 
determined that the 24th and Utah site is not the best place to 
house the Municipal Railway's activities. Perhaps we should 
consider vacating the facility, retaining a long-term commercial 
lease, and seeking a new site. 

Commissioner Staten said that the emphasis should be on reducing the 
number of cars going to General Hospital, thereby reducing the 
demand for parking. 

Golden Gate Bridge Celebration 

Mr. Birrer reported that he was at the celebration for the Golden 
Gate Bridge's 50th Anniversary all day. Of all the activities, he 
said that he felt the bus service provided by the Municipal Railway 
was the best planned. No one could have anticipated the crowds. 

Mr. William G. Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, stated 
that the Municipal Railway had two service plans. The first was the 
bridge walk plan to be followed by mid-day service and return 
service after the fireworks. By 3:50 AM. it became apparent that 
the bridge walk service would be inadequate. Approximately 50,000 
people were expected for the bridge walk. He said that 100 buses 
were scheduled to make three round trips, delivering 30,000 people 
between 3:30 AM and 6:00 AM, and another 10,000 people betweem 6:00 
AM and 7:00 AM. When we became aware of the problem, we asked AC 
Transit for help and they furnished six buses within one hour. To 
expedite bus loading, Mr. Stead said that he authorized forfeiture 
of fares until the crowds were manageable. By 7:00 AM traffic was 
so congested that passengers were dropped off at The Presidio's 
Lombard gate. At that time 300,000 people were on the bridge and 
people were still waiting for service at the Caltrain terminal and 
Embarcadero Station. Some of the buses inside The Presidio were 
trapped by the crowd. Service recovered by 11:00 AM. 



87-086 



For return service, AC Transit furnished 70 buses, mostly 
articulated; SamTrans and Santa Clara provided another 30 buses. By 
evening, 310 buses were stored behind Crissy Field for use after the 
fireworks . 

Mr. Stead praised the operators, mechanics and street supervisors 
for an outstanding job. He estimated that the Municipal Railway, 
with the assistance of the other Bay Area transit authorities, made 
3,070 trips and carried 276,000 people. 

Commissioner Staten stated that this event was planned by other 
people. She said that we should not apologize for anything. 

President Lee congratulated Mr. Stead and his staff for a job well 
done, and reiterated that there should be no apologies. 

******** 

Introduction of New Business 

Negotiating Contracts 

Commissioner Flynn requested that in the future staff not request 
authority to negotiate with the second and third ranked firms in the 
event negotiations with the recommended firm fail. He said that 
staff should not go down the list. If there is a problem, it should 
be brought to the Commission. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0000 — Public Hearing -- To Consider the 
"Municipal Railway Program for Mass Transportation Services for 
Handicapped Persons: July 1, 1987 - June 30, 1993." 

Mr. Thomas Rickert, Manager of Elderly and Handicapped Programs, 
stated that every major transit agency is required to submit to the 
Urban Mass Transportation Administration, a six-year plan showing 
how they would meet a full performance level which is defined as 
either accessible fixed rate or paratransit door-to-door service, 
via vans and taxis, or some combination of the two. The Municipal 
Railway has chosen to provide a combination of these services. Mr. - 
Rickert pointed out that Ms. Cathy Anderson was interpreting the 
meeting for the deaf. 

President Lee opened the public hearing. 

Mr. Bruce Oka, Co-Chair of the Elderly and Handicapped Advisory 
Committee for the Municipal Railway, supported the plan on behalf of 
the Committee. 

Rev. Patrick Lewis, representing the Paratransit Coordinating 
Council, requested retention of $203,000 needed for taxi rate 
increases and $56,000 for the cost of living adjustment (COLA) for 
the drivers. He said that $259,000 could provide 43,000 trips. 

Ms. Celia Bloom, a member of the Elderly and Handicapped Advisory 
Committee, spoke in support of the plan. 

Ms. Cathy Koechlin, Chair of the San Francisco Paratransit 
Coordinating Council, stated that the PCC is concerned about losing 
the $259,000 and is willing to work on ways to come up with 
replacement funds. There are increasing needs. The two needs that 
have been identified are the AIDS crisis and the Adult Day Health 
population. Funding the same percentage of the service demand next 
year would require an additional $150,000 for AIDS and $73,000 for 
Adult Day Health. 

87-087 



Mr. Don Hardiman, representing Catholic Social Service AIDS/ARC 
Program, stated that the agency serves 60 AIDS/ARC patients and has 
50 on its waiting list. He urged retention of $150,000 for AIDS 
patients . 

Ms. Enola A. Maxwell, Member of the Paratransit Coordinating 
Council, urged an increase in funding so that services could be 
increased. 

Ms. Maria Shore, Member of the Elderly and Handicapped Advisory 
Committee, supported the 504 regulations. 

Ms. Laurie Southgate, Member of the Elderly and Handicapped Advisory 
Committee, said that she supported the plan and more money for 
paratransit . 

Ms. Barbara Schipper, representing the Lighthouse for the Blind, 
supported the program and emphasized the importance of group van 
service to the Lighthouse for the Blind. 

The public hearing was closed. 

Commissioner Staten commended Mr. Rickert and his staff for their 
efforts in preparing the report and providing services. She 
suggested forwarding the plan to the Mayor and Board of Supervisors 
with the emphasis that more money will be needed in the future. 
President Lee requested inclusion of the projection for AIDS 
patients . 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:00 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



SPECIAL MEETING 

Room 1194, State Office Building 

350 McAllister Street 

San Francisco, California 

5:30 P.M. 

June 8, 1987 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUN 2 2 1S37 

SAN FRANCISCO 
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COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



87-089 



Call to Order : 5:45 P.M. 

Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

Vice President Charna E. Staten arrived at 6:07 P.M. 

Excused: Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



Public Hearing -- To consider adoption of a modified Schedule of 
Rates, Fares and Charges for the San Francisco Municipal Railway. 

Mr. Donald J. Birrer, General Manager of Public Utilities, stated 
that the purpose of the hearing is to allow the public to voice 
their opinion on the staff's proposal to raise fares in order to 
solve a budget problem. The problem developed when expenditures 
increased due to increases in fixed costs and revenues decreased due 
to a reduced allocation from sales tax. Staff proposes to fill the 
gap between expenditures and revenues by increasing the price of the 
Fast Pass from $23.00 to $25.00 and making moderate service changes. 

Mr. Anson Moran, Assistant General Manager, Finance, stated that the 
proposed budget has a deficit of $7.1 million caused by a decrease 
in sales tax revenue of $2.8 million and an increase in 
uncontrollable costs of $4.3 million. The plan to balance the 
budget consists of four items: 1) reduce expenditures in non-service 
areas; 2) increase service headways; 3) increase the Fast Pass to 
$25.00 for an annual revenue increase of $2.5 million; and 4) 
increase the general fund subsidy $600,000. 

The Metropolitan Transportation commission (MTC) made an award of $1 
million to the Municipal Railway contingent upon the department 
raising the Fast pass to $25.00 and raising the cash fare from 750 
to 80c'. The intent was to balance the budget, to bring the ratio of 
cash fares to the Fast pass to a more reasonable level, and to 
establish a coordinated fare structure wherein the three major Bay 
Area transit sustems would have the same cash fare. The staff 
proposal would not adjust the cash fare. 

The adjustments to charter rates are minor. However, the Urban Mass 
Transportation Administration (UMTA) has made its funding contingent 
upon operators getting out of the charter business in areas where 
there are private charter providers available. The Municipal 
Railway will be out of the charter business for diesel coaches 
except with specific UMTA approval. The ban on charter service will 
not affect trolley and rail lines. 

Commissioner Flynn pointed out that the Municipal Railway is the 
only transit system in the Bay Area which is subsidized to a large 
extent by ad valorem taxes. He said that MTC is establishing 
requirements without any consideration for the money which San 
Francisco's citizens have already put into its system. In response 
to questions, Mr. Moran stated that the Municipal Railway currently 
receives $107.3 million from the City's general fund, which accounts 
for almost half of the department's budget. 

87-090 



President Lee opened the public hearing. 

Ms. Nadyne Ricks, a Fast Pass vendor, stated that her outlet sells 
3,200 passes a month. To date, no one has complained about the 
proposed price increase. She said that as a senior citizen she 
feels that the senior fares should be raised also. 

Mr. Mike Mahoney, representing Assemblyman Bill Duplissea of San 
Carlos, spoke in favor of Assembly Bill No. 2626 which would require 
all new transportation services to be competitively bid between 
public and private operators yet remain under the policy control of 
public transportation operators. It would also require a minimum of 
3% per year of existing transit service to be competitively bid, 
with the guarantee of protecting all existing public transit jobs. 

Mr. James Seal, representing the California Bus Association, stated 
that the fare increase is a result of excess costs. He suggested 
competitive contracting for various services, such as, bus services, 
varied high cost peak bus services, and maintenance. 

Commissioner Flynn requested that Mr. Seal provide the General 
Manager with data identifying what he referred to as excess costs. 

Mr. Moran stated that staff has prepared an analysis of the 
privatization option for providing service. That analysis is 
incorporated in the 5-Year Plan. It will be presented to the 
Commission soon. 

Mr. Eldon Johnson, attorney representing the California Bus 
Association, suggested that the best way to show the cost of 
privatization of service would be to put it out for bid and ask 
staff to match the costs. He suggested that a private alternative 
be included in the fare package. 

Commissioner Staten pointed out that the Municipal Railway provides 
service on lines that have a 3% return, as well as lines that have a 
55% return. She asked whether the private sector would be willing 
to bid those lines as well. 

Mr. Lenore Fifer spoke against the new transfer system and suggested 
returning to the use of tokens. 

Ms. Doris Kahn, Chair, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) 
stated that in recent years the Bay Area has been losing grant 
money, especially operating money. The MTC has taken capital money 
and converted it into operating money with certain conditions. 
Those conditions include a balanced budget and a 5£ fare increase. 
Ms. Kahn suggested that San Francisco consider imposing a 1/2 cent 
sales tax with the proceeds going to public transportation. In 
response to questions by the Commission, Mr. Moran said that a 1/2 
cent sales tax could raise approximately $38-40 million, part of 
which would go to streets and roads. 

Mr. Randy Vanderkur spoke against any increase in fares. 

Mr. Luke Rumford stated that even though he is unemployed, $2.00 is 
not much. However, the part of the money which would be used for 
graffiti and torn seat maintenance should be paid by the 
perpetrators — the school children. 

Mr. Edward McDonald listed several service complaints. 

Mr. Bob Mickowski spoke against the fare increase and the existing 
service level. 



87-091 



Ms. H. Barnett suggested that the fare should be lowered to get 
people out of their cars and onto public transit. 

Mr. Michael Levin said that the additional $2.00 may make a 
difference to regular riders who are not commuting to work. He 
pointed out that the increase may result in fewer passes being sold. 

Mrs. Esmenia Batinga spoke in favor of retaining the present fare. 

Staff answered questions from the public. 

President Lee continued the item until Tuesday, June 9, 1987 at 2:00 
P.M., in Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco, California. 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS RECESSED UNTIL JUNE 9, 1987: 6:58 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

June 9, 1987 

COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice president 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
JUN 2 21987 

SAiM KRANCI3C0 

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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



87-093 



Call to Order: 2:14 P.M. 

Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Vice President charna E. Staten, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

Excused: Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of May 26, 1987 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0218 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 
$6,005.38 and collections in the amount of 
$19,714.58, for payment of damage claims which the 
Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous debtors 
for the month of May 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0219 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$162,911.60, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of May 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

17-0220 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1968, 

16-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in San Jose 
Avenue between Geneva and Santa Rosa Avenues, in the 
amount of $478,978, to Berrios construction Company, 
Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



87-094 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0221 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1981, 

Repaving of Street and Sidewalk Openings for the San 
Francisco Water Department for Fiscal Year Ending 
June 30, 1988, in the amount of $1,257,950, to San 
Francisco Grinding Company, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0222 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. WD-1945, Bay Division Pipeline No. 1 - 
Trestle Repair, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $132.52; and authorizing final payment in 
the amount of $9,688.78 to Seaworks, Inc., Contractor 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0223 MR Accepting work performed under the Professional 
Services contract with Wiss, Janney, Elstner 
Associates, Inc., for professional services for the 
Cable car System Structural Study, as satisfactorily 
completed; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $3,029.17 and release of previously 
retained funds in the amount of $8,977.09. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0224 MR Authorizing a fund transfer in the amount of $100,000 
from Object 109, Other Contractual Services, General 
Manager, to Object 490, Revenue Transfer, to the 
Department of Public Works in order to allow the 
Municipal Railway to continue non-reimbursable 
underground and piping tank repair activities 
mandated by state law. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0225 WD Approving the expenditure of additional funds in the 
amount of $20,799.45 to pay for the emergency removal 
of asbestos from the basement at 425 Mason Street. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 
87-095 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten the following 
resolution was adopted: 

17-0226 HH Confirming that an emergency condition exists at the 
Moccasin Powerhouse and authorizing the expenditure 
of funds in an amount not to exceed $25,000 to cover 
the costs of returning Unit 1 at the Moccasin 
Powerhouse to service. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

17-0227 GM Adopting a modified Schedule of Rates, Fares and 
Charges for the San Francisco Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0228 MR Requesting the Real Estate Department to negotiate 
and execute a lease with the San Francisco Port 
Commission for a 52,000 square foot portion of Pier 
90, for the storage and dispatch of articulated motor- 
coaches, for an annual amount not to exceed $62,400. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0229 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to modify a 

Professional Services Contract with American Computer 
Exchange Inc. for engineering services to develop the 
specifications for small bus procurement, for the 
amount of $50,000, for a total contract amount not to 
exceed $164,443; and authorizing the Municipal 
Railway to negotiate further services required for 
coach procurement. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0230 CC Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to modify a contract for legal services with William 
B. Bonvillian, Esquire, for the amount of $30,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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87-096 



Report of the General Manager 

30-Foot Buses 

Mr. William G. Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, announced 
that on Monday, June 15, 1987 at 1:00 P.M., there would be a press 
conference in front of City Hall to kick off a one-week 
demonstration project with a 30-foot diesel coach. He said that the 
department had been investigating the possibility of using 30-foot 
buses on certain neighborhood lines to replace part of the 35-foot 
bus fleet. The Gillig Corporation of Hayward has loaned the 
department a 30-foot bus for a demonstration project to obtain the 
public's reaction to a smaller bus. The bus will operate over a 
different line each day, and survey cards will be distributed to 
passengers for their comments. 

Commissioner Staten suggested that the department also survey 
residents along the routes. 

Commissioner Flynn requested inclusion of the 54-Felton line in the 
demonstration project. He pointed out that Topeka Street, 
particularly the 200 block, has required several roadway repairs for 
potholes since the bus began serving the area. President Lee 
requested that staff ask the Department of Public Works to 
investigate the roadway on Topeka Street for subsurface problems. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0227 — Public Hearing - To Consider adoption of a 
modified Schedule of Rates, Fares and Charges for the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway (Continued from the meeting of June 8, 1987). 

President Lee reopened the public hearing. There were no comments. 
On motion of Commissioner Staten, seconded by Commissioner Buell, 
the modified Schedule of Rates, Fares and Charges was adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 2:54 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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Dianne Feinstein 

Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
g June 23, 1987 

COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark w. Buell 



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Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



87-098 



Call to Order: 2:15 P.M. 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Vice President Charna E. Staten, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the Minutes of the special 
meeting of June 8 and the regular meeting of June 9, 1987 were 
approved . 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0231 MR Requesting the controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$96,500. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0232 WD Approving collections in the amount of $14,365.74, 
for payment of damage claims which the Water 
Department has against miscellaneous debtors for the 
months of April and May, 1987 and one write-off debt 
in the amount of $2,414.08. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0233 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1946, Crystal Springs Reservoir Spill 
Valves . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-099 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0234 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-784, West 

Portal and Priest Reservoirs, Resurfacing of Roads, 
in the amount of $108,200, to Western Stone Products, 
Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0235 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. 703, No. 33 Ashbury Extension, Trolley Overhead 
Construction, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Credit Contract Modif iciation No. 3 in the amount of 
$68,776.83; authorizing an extension of time for 
unavoidable delay of 10 calendar days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$132,245.78 to Abbett Electric Corporation, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0236 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. 758, Early Intake Access Road Stabilization, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $86,081.50; 
authorizing an extension of time for unavoidable 
delay of 27 calendar days; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $29,830.66 to Anderson 
Pacific Engineering Construction, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0237 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. 761, Holm Powerhouse Stoplog Installation and 
Cooling Sump Modifications, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Credit Contract Modification No 
2 in the amount of $10,482.30; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $1,325.20 to Ng Chun Yuen 
and Anderson Pacific Engineering Construction, Inc., 
A Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-100 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0238 MR Requesting Controller to approve the reallocation of 
$98,654 from surplus equipment funds to purchase 
vehicles by Equipment Maintenance and Operations 
divisions of Muni. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

17-0239 HH Requesting Controller to approve a Hetch Hetchy 

transfer of $11,048 in surplus equipment funds to 
cover deficit in the purchase of a 1-ton truck. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

17-0240 WD Authorizing the General Manager and Chief Engineer of 
the Water Department to consolidate various surplus 
funds and to expend such funds for the demolition, 
construction and purchase of various office systems 
at 425 Mason Street. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0241 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a letter agreement, reimbursing 
Metropolitan Water District $20,000 from the Hetch 
Hetchy/Water Department Resource Management Plan, for 
the Hetch Hetchy/Water Department portion of the 
costs of the Brown and Caldwell study. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0242 GM Opposing a proposed Charter Amendment to establish a 
grievance arbitration procedure to consider disputes 
concerning the interpretation or application of the 
provisions of a memorandum of understanding, of 
personnel practices and departmental personnel rules; 
and of other statutes, ordinances, resolutions, rules 
or regulations which affect the terms and conditions 
of employment of City employees. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-101 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

17-0243 GM Commending Thomas H. Poulas, on the occasion of his 

retirement, for his service to the City and County of 
San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

17-0244 GM Commending Gail F. Johnson for her service to the 
Public Utilities Commission. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0245 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 
Railway to circulate an RFP to identify firms to 
provide transit equipment engineering consulting 
services . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0246 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to modify the Municipal Railway's contract with Booz 
Allen & Hamilton providing consulting services in 
developing Articulated Trolley coach Specifications, 
extending the completion date to June 30, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0247 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 783, Holm 

Powerhouse Replace Roof, in the amount of $72,894, to 
the third low bidder, Western Roofing Service, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-102 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted in executive session: 

17-0248 GM Authorizing counsel to proceed with litigation 
against Chin & Hensolt Engineers, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



******** 

Report of the General Manager 

Municipal Railway Budget 

Mr. Donald J. Birrer, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that the Budget Analyst for the Board of Supervisors recommended a 
$5 million reduction in the Municipal Railway budget--half in 
maintenance and the rest in equipment, spare parts and the 
anti-graffiti program. He said that staff was preparing a written 
response to justify retention of the funds, and that he intended to 
strongly resist such a reduction. 

Expansion of Non-Potable Water System 

Mr. Birrer reported that he is working with the Fire Department and 
the Department of Public Works regarding expansion of the auxiliary 
water supply system and additional cisterns. He said that the 
cisterns appear to be a good place for the transfer of water from 
the high pressure system for non-potable uses. It is proposed to 
install test locations near parks. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 2:46 P.M, 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



REGULAR MEETING 

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2:00 P.M. 

July 14, 1987 

COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



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Financial Management and 
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Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



87-104 



Call to Order : 2:22 P.M. 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Vice President Charna E. Staten, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of June 23, 1987 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0249 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments totaling 

$109,068.72, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of June 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

17-0250 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 
£23,960.70 and collections in the amount of 
$28,675.75, for payment of damage claims which the 
Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous debtors 
for the month of June 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0251 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-777, Transit Power 
Substations - Painting and Roofing Work. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-105 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0252 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 

and recommended by staff and authorizing Bid Call for 
Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-790, Early Intake Access 
Road - Install Horizontal Drainpipes. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0253 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 

and recommended by staff and authorizing Bid Call for 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1926, Install Probe 
Meters and Controllers for SFWD Pipelines. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0254 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 

and recommended by staff and authorizing Bid Call for 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1952, Pilarcitos 
Cottage Rehabilitation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0255 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 

and recommended by staff and authorizing Bid Call for 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1963, Re-roof CDD 
Water Department Buildings. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

17-0256 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 

and recommended by staff and authorizing Bid Call for 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1976, 6-Inch Ductile 
Iron Main Installation in Francisco, Pfieffer and 
other streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-106 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0257 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 

and recommended by staff and authorizing Bid Call for 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1989, Furnish and 
Install Fiberglass Water Tanks. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0258 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 769, Hetch Hetchy 
Fire Protection System, in the amount of $245,000, to 
American Fire Systems. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0259 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-786, Replace 

and Paint Trolley Poles, California Street, Columbus 
Avenue, Hayes Street and Union Street, in the amount 
of $207,755 to Abbett Electric Corporation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0260 MR Requesting the Board of Supervisors to approve an 
extension of time for award of this contract; and 
awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-973, 
Presidio Facility: Furnish and Install New Electric 
Switchboard, to Emil J. Weber Electric Co., in the 
amount of $73,070. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0261 MR Approving the substitution of subcontractor, Overhead 
Door Company, for R & S Erection, to furnish and 
install overhead doors under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-667, Warnerville Complex, Construction 
Quarters and Maintenance Building. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-107 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0262 WD Approving the inclusion of a Force Account Pay Item 
in the amount of $150,000 for additional work as set 
forth in Contract Modification No. 6 to Water 
Department Contract No. WD-1780, Crystal Springs 
Pipeline No. 3. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0263 HH Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 

Contract No. 764, Cathodic Protection for the San 
Joaquin Pipelines between Mile Posts 51.70 and 62.70, 
as satisfactorily completed; approving Credit 
Contract Modification No. 2 in the amount of $318.42; 
and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$6,689.08 to American Construction & Supply, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0264 HH Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 

Contract No. 771, Replace, Repair and Paint Trolley 
Poles, as satisfactorily completed; approving Credit 
Contract Modification No. 2 in the amount of 
$4,855.87; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $16,253.78 to Abbett Electric Corporation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0265 WD Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. 1949, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Minnesota Street between Army and 
25th Streets, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$3,996.50; authorizing an extension of time of 8 
working days; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $1,656.18 to Uniacke Construction, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-108 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0266 HH Declaring that an emergency exists, in accordance 

with the provisions of Section 6.30 and Section 21.25 
of the Administrative Code, at Early Intake 
Switchyard and Holm and Kirkwood Powerhouses; and 
authorizing transfer of $100,000 from the Hetch 
Hetchy unappropriated fund balance for corrective 
work. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0267 HH Confirming that an emergency exists, in accordance 

with the provisions of Section 6.30 and Section 21.25 
of the Administrative Code, at Moccasin Powerhouse 
Unit 1; and authorizing transfer of an additional 
$24,909 from Project No. 72001 and $35,091 from 
Project No. 68601 to new Project No. 80701 for 
necessary repairs. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0268 WD Requesting the Controller to approve the transfer of 
surplus equipment funds totaling $18,394.41 to the 
equipment appropriation for two 10-ton tractors 
(equipment No. 47411Y). 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0269 WD Approving settlement and requesting the Controller to 
draw a warrant in favor of Pacific Bell in the amount 
of $73,616.89, in full settlement of a claim against 
the San Francisco Water Department. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0270 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate and execute an agreement with Westin 
Engineering, Inc. for an amount not to exceed 
$180,000 for Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Computer 
Based Power Scheduling. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 
87-109 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0271 MR Authorizing the circulation of a Request for 

Proposals to provide the Community Affairs Department 
of the Municipal Railway with Marketing, Advertising 
and Creative Design Services. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0272 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to execute a Professional Services Contract with 
Smith Dawson Associates, Inc. in the amount of 
$33,000, expiring June 30, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0273 FM Authorizing modification of contract with Touche Ross 
to extend the expiration date to December 31, 1987 
for audit services; and authorizing the General 
Manager to issue a Request for Proposals for 
professional audit services. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0274 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
or his designee to approve all allotments of funds, 
all transfers of funds between divisions in a 
department within the same character of expenditure, 
and to approve all transfers of funds within a 
department in the amount of $50,000 or less between 
characters of expenditure for operating 
appropriations and between projects for project 
appropr iations . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

17-0275 MIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a contract with Dynasty Systems, Inc. 
for technical consulting for a period not to exceed 
12 months and $140,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-110 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0276 MIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 

to enter into a contract with Information System 

Associates for technical consulting for a period of 

12 months and for an amount not to exceed $180,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0277 E Approving the combining of the following four 

projects into one project: Lower Crystal Springs Dam 
Operational Study, Lower Crystal Springs Dam Abutment 
Protection, Lower Crystal Springs Dam/Seismic Upgrade 
of Footbridge, and Lower Crystal Springs Dam/Stoplog 
System. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0278 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 
Engineer to negotiate and execute professional 
services agreements with Leedshill-Herkenhof f in an 
amount not to exceed $110,000 for the Lower Crystal 
Springs Dam Operational Study. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0279 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

modify its contract with the California Environmental 
Internship Program to extend the contract for three 
months to March 31, 1988, and to increase the amount 
by $44,394. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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17-111 



Item No. 9 — To hear comments on the Municipal Railway's draft 
Short-Range Transit Plan and capital improvement Program for 
1987-1992. 

Mr. Donald J. Birrer, General Manager of Public Utilities, stated 
that the Short-Range Transit Plan will include a discussion of 
recent occurrences, such as, the increase in the Fast Pass price and 
organizational changes. 

Mr. Anson Moran, Assistant General Manager, Finance, updated the 
Commission regarding the Municipal Railway's response to proposals 
received in accordance with the Urban Mass Transportation 
Administration's (UMTA) privatization policy. He said that three 
unsolicited proposals were received for contracting of services with 
the private sector. The first was a proposal for van service on 
Potrero Hill. An analysis of costs showed that there was not a 
significant cost/benefit for contracting the service. The second 
proposal was for vehicle cleaning services. Staff requested bids. 
He said that the results were disappointing. The responses were not 
in the affordable range and indicated that the specification had not 
been clear in its description. The last proposal received was in 
the area of contracting maintenance services in lieu of the Woods 
expansion. Staff concluded that it is best not to contract those 
parts of the department's operation that are absolutely essential to 
the department's function. In San Francisco, where industrial 
property is rare, the department should not forego the opportunity 
to expand the Woods facility. Once the land for expansion is 
acquired, the department could determine the size of the new 
facility and whether to build to handle the peak, or build to handle 
something less than the peak, with the remainder being contracted. 
Under UMTA guidelines, the City is required to develop an evaluation 
process for considering private provider opportunities and to 
establish a schedule for considering the contracting of all 
services. Mr. Moran requested direction from the Commission and 
proposed that the matter be considered at the next Commission 
meeting. 

Mr. William Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, stated that 
public employees compare favorably in overall efficiency to private 
sector employees. On the social side, there are real differences in 
cutting the cost of mass transit. He said that he had difficulty 
with the concept of cutting wages or changing work rules to reduce 
costs. Comparisons of public versus private costs should compare 
like situations. 

Commissioner Staten stated that another issue is that the Municipal 
Railway provides services to areas of the City where the farebox 
recovery is very low. She said that the City cannot reach maximum 
cost-effectiveness as long as it continues to provide such 
services. She pointed out that the private sector has the 
flexibility to cancel or not provide noncost-ef f ective services. 

Commissioner Toupin inquired as to the projected condition of the 
facilities and equipment at the end of five years, assuming 
implementation of the proposed program. Mr. Stead replied that the 
department which maintains the rolling stock would be healthy. In 
the area of cable car machinery, 31% of required maintenance will be 
cancelled due to lack of resources. In the Ways and Structures 
area, 39% of required maintenance will be cancelled. Some of the 
work will be done on regularly scheduled overtime. In 10 years, 
$100 million of work will have been deferred. He said that staff is 
looking at making up this cancelled maintenance through a bonding 
issue . 



87-112 



Commissioner Toupin questioned funding maintenance from the issuance 
of bonds. He said that the issue of deferring maintenance should be 
surfaced each year when the capital program is being considered. 

Commissioner Buell agreed that the department should not raise 
capital for maintenance from bonds that cannot be amortized over the 
life of the bonds. He suggested that if it costs more for annual 
operations that the case should be made so that the necessary funds 
may be obtained. He favored consideration of a public/private 
partnership for property development. 

Mr. Samuel Walker, President, Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, 
spoke against privatization of Municipal Railway routes. He pointed 
out that a private operator would not be able to charge discount 
fares and make a profit; nor would they provide service on low usage 
lines. The City would have to continue to provide service on the 
nonprof itable lines while the private carrier takes the profitable 
lines . 

Mr. James Seal, representing the California Bus Association, 
distributed information on private service in California. He said 
that the Association submitted the bid to provide service on Potrero 
Hill. He said that the purpose was to introduce a vehicle suitable 
to hills and to trigger a process for consideration of private 
carriers. He supported the part of the Short-Range Transit Plan 
which deals with contracting of peak services. He requested early 
consultation with the private sector before new facilities are built. 

Mr. Lawrence Martin, International Representative, Transport Workers 
Union, stated that the private sector cannot show where savings can 
be made other than from wages, benefits and working conditions. 

In response to questions by the Commission, Mr. Moran stated that 
the private sector's point of view is that if the City is willing to 
subsidize service using public facilities, then the City should be 
willing to subsidize the same service for less money using private 
facilities . 

President Lee directed staff to consider today's discussion in the 
preparation of the final plan. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:48 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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Dianne Feinstein 
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REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

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July 28, 1987 



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COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 
Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: Vice President charna E. Staten, Commissioner H. Welton 

Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner Mark W, 
Buell 

Excused: commissioner Jeffrey Lee 

Vice President Charna E. Staten presided. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of July 14, 1987 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0280 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$45,769.79 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

17-0281 WD Approving collections in the amount of $7,040.16 for 
payment of damage claims which the Water Department 
has against miscellaneous debtors for the month of 
June 1987 and one write-off debt in the amount of 
$183.15. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0282 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-943, Woods 
Division: Maintenance and car Building Shops - 
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning 
Modification . 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-115 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0283 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. 1944, 6-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Austin Street between Octavia and 
Polk Streets as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$12,685.40; authorizing an extension of time for 
unavoidable delays of 32 working days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $11,136.23 
to Dalton & Esquivel, A Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0284 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. 1953, Repaving of Street and Sidewalk 
Openings, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Debit Contract Modification No. 7 in the amount of 
$39,540.09; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $171,579.64 to San Francisco Grinding Co., 
Inc . , Contractor 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0285 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation, 

through the Director of Purchasing, to enter into a 
Professional Services Contract with the California 
Environmental Internship Program for student interns, 
for an amount of $57,016 and a term of 12 months. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0286 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

execute a no-cost modification to extend the term of 
the Wallace G. McOuat contract for consulting 
services to April 30, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0287 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

execute a no-cost modification to extend the term of 
the OMNICOMP contract for consulting services to 
December 31, 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 
87-116 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0288 MR Accepting work performed under Professional Services 
contract with Bentley Engineers, Inc. for design of 
Woods Motor Coach Center as satisfactorily completed 
and authorizing final payment in the amount of $3,000 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0289 GM Adopting the San Francisco Municipal Railway 

Short-Range Transit plan and Capital Improvement 
Program for 1987-92. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0290 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a Professional Services agreement with 
Bechtel North American Power Corporation for Hetch 
Hetchy Water and Power Records Management Program, in 
an amount not to exceed $125,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0291 MR Authorizing the Deputy General Manager, Maintenance 
Division, to circulate a Request for Qualifications 
to identify a consultant to perform control process 
evaluation and implementation services for the 
Maintenance Division Support Shop. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolutions were adopted: 

Accepting donations of two historic motor coaches and 
five historic trolley coaches: 

87-0292 Motor coach 0419 from William Wong. 

87-0293 Motor coach 2246 from Market Street Railway Company. 

87-0294 Trolley coach 0776 from Market Street Railway Company, 

87-0295 Trolley coach 0614 from Jeffrey B. Marinoff. 

87-0296 Trolley coach 0632 from Market Street Railway Company, 

87-0297 Trolley coach 0641 from Market Street Railway Company, 

87-0298 Trolley coach 0643 from Jeffrey B. Marinoff. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0299 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors an amendment to chapter 8 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code, establishing a 
Municipal Railway Production Fund to be used 
exclusively for the production and sale of transit 
related video programs. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0300 MR Authorizing the removal of surplus sections of 

overhead wire and poles and directing staff to work 
with the City's Purchaser for disposition. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0301 MR Approving Phase A of the Market Street Transit 

Thoroughfare project Plan and the use of Department 
of Public Works procedures for design, selection and 
hiring of consultants, and award of 
procurement and construction contracts. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0302 P Approving the lease of 12,066 square feet of office 

space at 1155 Market Street for a term of five years, 
commencing January 1, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0303 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 
Engineer to execute Amendment No. 2 to the Camp 
Dresser & McKee Agreement, Phase I - Conceptual 
Engineering for the crystal Springs Water Treatment 
Plant, in an amount not to exceed $422,543, to 
determine the need for additional water treatment or 
alternate facilities on the Peninsula. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-118 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0304 E Authorizing final payment to ' Br ien-Kreitzberg and 
Associates, Inc. for Project/Construction Management 
Services for Reconstruction of Cable Car Trackway and 
the Cable Car Barn, in the amount of $6,043.44. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0305 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 
Engineer to negotiate and execute a Professional 
Services agreement with Robert B. Wong, AIA, for a 
functional analysis of the Municipal Railway Woods 
Division Expansion, for an amount not to exceed 
$120,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 

Commissioner Buell was excused from the meeting at 
3:19 P.M. 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0306 CC Approving Supplemental Agreement in Modification of 
Lease with East Bay Regional Park District, of Water 
Department land in Alameda County, allowing the 
Little Yosemite area to be opened to the public as 
part of Sunol Wilderness Park. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin 

Commissioner Buell returned to the meeting at 3:30 

P.M. 

On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0307 FM Disapproving the proposed amendment to Section 2.4.2 
of the Transit Impact Development Fee Regulations 
concerning commission authority to grant prior use 
credits for undefined non-office uses. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0308 FM Approving proposed revisions to the Transit Impact 
Development Fee Regulations 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



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On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0309 FM Approving report on update of the Transit impact 
Development Fee Cost Validation for Fiscal Year 
1984/85 for submission to the Board of Supervisors. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0310 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to submit list of Delinquent Payments of the Transit 
Impact Development Fee (effective June 30, 1987) to 

Board of Supervisors for their deliberation and action. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0311 FM Requesting Board of Supervisors approval to amend 
Section 16.6 of the Administrative Code - 
Representation of City and County in Certain 
Organizations , and authorizing the membership of PUC 
Departments in various organizations. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0312 FM Requesting Controller to transfer 1986-87 surplus 
funds: $250,000 to the Hetch Hetchy Stores Fund, 
$1,000,000 to the Municipal Railway Stores Fund and 
$250,000 to the Water Department Stores Fund. 

VOTE: Ayes - Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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87-120 



Resolution No. 87-0289 — Adopting the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Short-Range Transit Plan and capital improvement Program for 
1987-92. (Continued from meeting of July 14, 1987) 

President Staten noted that the capital improvement project for 
operator restrooms had dropped from Number 5 on the priority list to 
Number 17. She asked what impact that would have on providing 
restrooms next year. 

Mr. William G. Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, replied 
that the priorities were developed based upon the Department's 
success rate for spending money. He said that the Department had 
been through the public hearing process in the past and had not been 
able to build restrooms. Now the Department is trying to pursue 
optimizing the number of contracts to lease restrooms from 
restaurants, gas stations and other establishments. Also, the 
Department is working with the Department of Public Works to 
coordinate the Department's needs with the overall City needs. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0300 -- Authorizing the removal of surplus sections 
of overhead wire and poles and directing staff to work with the 
City's Purchaser for disposition. 

Commissioner Flynn asked to what extent staff would be working with 
the Purchaser on the disposition of surplus property. He pointed out 
that the Charter requires that when property is declared surplus, 
that the Department then steps out. Mr. Thomas Jordan, Special 
Assistant to the General Manager of the Municipal Railway, replied 
that this would be packaging the material and delivering it to the 
location that the Purchaser desires. We don't have the flexibility 
to store the material until the Purchaser disposes of it. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0301 — Approving Phase A of the Market Street 
Transit Thoroughfare Project Plan and the use of Department of Public 
Works procedures for design, selection and hiring of consultants, and 
award of procurement and construction contracts. 

Commissioner Flynn pointed out that this project would spend $19 
million of Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) funds 
which requires compliance under UMTA regulations as well as under 
local regulations. He said that he hoped both sets of regulations 
would be diligently followed. 

Mr. Vitaly Troyan, Chief, Bureau of Engineering, Department of Public 
Works, presented an overview of the project which covers Market 
Street from Fremont to 12th Streets. He said that the Department of 
Public Works would implement the plan which was developed by PUC 
staff and approved by the Commission. The only question remaining is 
the use of specialty materials, such as brick in the crosswalks. He 
said that both the PUC and the Board of Supervisors have approved the 
use of brick for the crosswalks. If DPW wants to request a change, 
we will seek approval from the Commission, the Board of Supervisors, 
and the Art Commission. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, representing San Francisco Tomorrow, expressed 
concern about the use of transit money for highway work. Mr. Douglas 
Wright, Director of Planning and Development, replied that UMTA 
recognizes that transit runs on streets not just on rails. In terms 
of the proportion of people carried on transit rather than in 
automobiles, Market Street is probably one of the most intensively 



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used transit thoroughfares in the country. It is the backbone of the 
Municipal Railway system to downtown. The proportion of total trips 
on the system to downtown and total transit trips on Market Street is 
substantial. He said UMTA agrees with this use of its funds. Mr. 
Rolfe stated that that position would be more valid if Market Street 
were used only for transit and commercial vehicles. 



******** 



Item No. 21 — Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 
Engineer to execute Amendment No. 2 to Professional Services 
agreement with DeLeuw, cather and Company, for additional design 
services at the Harrison Street Facility, in an amount not to exceed 
$128,980. 

Commissioner Flynn asked about the financial status of the project. 
He inquired as to whether double decker buses were included in any 
plan presented to the commission. He said that since the facility 
will not accommodate all of the articulated coaches planned for the 
Department, why plan to also include double decker buses? He 
suggested adding double decker buses to the Woods expansion plan from 
the beginning rather than changing a plan which is almost completed. 

Mr. Jordan replied that double decker buses are not in the five-year 
plan because staff is considering them as an option for replacement 
of the current fleet of articulated vehicles in 1995. Planning for 
double decker buses at the Harrison Street Facility allows for 
flexibility of fleet mix. The double decker carries more passengers 
and takes less space. Mr. William Stead, General Manager, Municipal 
Railway, stated that in about five years when both Woods and Harrison 
are operational, one division may be closed on weekends. This would 
require all modes of vehicles at both divisions. 

Mr. Leo Jed, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, reported that 
there was enough money in the budget for design and construction 
because of a favorable closeout of the previous consultant's 
contract. He said that he would provide a financial recap from 
inception through completion at the next meeting. 

Commissioner Toupin asked about the usage of double decker buses in 
other cities. Mr. Stead replied that staff reviewed the usage in 
London and is impressed with the technology. He said that he wanted 
to give it a fair test. commissioner Toupin requested that the 
Municipal Railway prepare data presenting the positive elements of 
the double decker bus and alternatives. Commissioner Buell requested 
an expression from the Mayor on the issue. 

Mr. Jed reported an analysis of the soil and dust at the site shows 
that there is soil contamination from motor fuels and asbestos and 
heavy metals in the air. The laboratory results indicating the 
extent of the problem will not be available for about five weeks. 

The matter was continued for the requested information. 

******** 

Commissioner Buell was excused at 3:19 P.M. and returned at 3:30 
P.M. 

Item No. 24 -- To consider approving as the Final Determination a 
Transit Impact Development Fee of $7,615 for a building located at 
328-330 Ritch Street. 



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Mr. Lawrence Matthews, representing 330 Ritch Street Partners, spoke 
in opposition to the Transit impact Development Fee final 
determination based upon his belief that there would be a reduction 
in transit usage due to fewer people using the premises. He 
presented letters in support of his position. Commissioner Toupin 
said that the transit fee should not be charged where there is 
demonstrative evidence that there has been a decline in transit usage 
rather than a rise as a result of the change to office use. 

President Staten continued this matter and requested that staff 

review Mr. Matthews documents. All of the documents were returned to 

Mr. Matthews. 

******** 

Resolution No. 25 — Disapproving the proposed amendment to Section 
2.4.2 of the Transit impact Development Fee Regulations concerning 
Commission authority to grant prior use credits for undefined 
non-office uses. 

Mr. Moran stated that the proposed amendment to the Transit Impact 
Development Fee Regulations was prepared to respond to a request from 
the Commission. The amendment would give the Commission the 
authority to make a case by case determination. Now, where there are 
special circumstances, staff defines those narrowly and recommends 
establishment of a special credit category based upon staff 
analysis. Mr. Moran recommended retention of present practices. 

Commissioner Buell moved, Commissioner Flynn seconded, to disapprove 
the proposed amendment to the Transit impact Development Fee 
Regulations . 

******** 

Public Comments 

Ms. Ida McFarland requested limited or express bus service on 

Municipal Railway Line 15 - THIRD Street from Third and Palou Streets 
to Market Street. Commissioner Flynn asked Mr. Stead to look into 
the situation. 

******** 

THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:57 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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Civic Center Documents 
MAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY 



MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

August 11, 1987 

COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

SEP 171987 

SAN FRANCISCO 

PliHI IC. I IRPAOV 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:12 P.M. 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Vice President Charna E. Staten, 
Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

Excused: commissioner H. Welton Flynn, commissioner Mark W. Buell 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of July 28, 1987 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public utilities commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0313 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$36,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0314 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 

$1,065.89 and collections in the amount of $5,954.08, 
for payment of damage claims which the Municipal 
Railway has against miscellaneous debtors, for the 
month of July, 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0315 HH Approving collections for the months of May and June, 
1987 of charges for damages which Hetch Hetchy Water 
and Power has against miscellaneous debtors in the 
amount of $6,988.63, and write-off debts in the 
amount of $10,594.14. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin 



87-125 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

17-0316 HH Authorizing Bid Call for Hetch Hetchy Contract No 
HH-780, 0' Shaughnessy Campground Facilities. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0317 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Contract No. 789, 
Moccasin Creek Bypass - Repair Lining. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

17-0318 HH Authorizing Bid Call for San Francisco Water 

Department contract No. 1959, Cathodic Protection, 
Peninsula Division Pipelines. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0319 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 656, No. 47 Van 
Ness Line Between Clay and North Point Streets, 
Trolley Coach Overhead Reconstruction, in the amount 
of $1,079,982 to Abbett Electric Corporation; and 
requesting the Controller to transfer certain Surplus 
funds in the amounts of $353,376, $114,126 and 
$47,776 to Fund 31-510-350140-256-01 in order to 
fully finance the reconstruction work. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0320 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No 
WD-1970, 16-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Evans Avenue, Hunters Point Boulevard and Innes 
Avenue between Jennings and Fitch Streets, in the 
amount of $287,620 to Ranger Pipelines, Inc. and 
Interlane General Engineering, A Joint Venture. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin 



87-126 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0321 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-1971, Potrero Hill Tank Painting, in the amount of 
$17,975 to Giampolini and Co. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0322 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. 852R, cable Car, Halon Fire Suppression 
System, as satisfactorily completed and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $666.40 to Stop-Fire 
Inc . , Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0323 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. 1895, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Union Street between Octavia and 
Pierce Streets, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $16,147.00; and authorizing final payment 
in the amount of $14,329.55 to Ranger Pipeline, Inc 
and interlane General Engineering, A Joint Venture. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0324 WD Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. 1934, 8-inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Third Street between Folsom and 
Townsend Streets, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $19,757.00; authorizing an extension of 
time for unavoidable delays of 24 working days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $21,172.60 
to Ranger Pipelines and Interlane Engineering, A 
Joint Venture. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0325 HH Authorizing the Real Estate Department to negotiate 
and process an easement agreement with Pacific Gas 
and Electric company for use of Hetch Hetchy Parcel 
No. 614 in Stanislaus County. 

VOTE: Ayes -Lee, Staten, Toupin 

87-127 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0326 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors the immediate filling of Class 7205, 
Chief Stationary Engineer, in accordance with 
provisions of the Annual Appropriation Ordinance. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0327 GM Directing staff to undertake actions to maximize the 
cost effectiveness of Muni's fixed-route service, and 
to consider opportunities to increase the efficiency 
of other Muni services through the use of private 
companies . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0328 MR Authorizing the operation of the 36-TERESITA on 

inbound trips at night and on weekends and holidays 
as combined route 34/36 WOODSIDE-TERESITA; and urging 
implementation of the revised route change as soon as 
possible. 

VOTE: Ayes -Lee, Staten, Toupin 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0329 MR commending Charles Gill for his exemplary performance 
and outstanding service to the City and County of San 
Francisco and its Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0330 MR Establishing that it is the policy of this Commission 
to purchase or lease and operate smaller buses 
appropriate to the route, on routes which could 
utilize motor coaches smaller than standard 
forty-foot coaches. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin 






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On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0331 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to modify the 

Professional Services Contract with American Computer 
Exchange inc. by $70,000 to complete Phase II to 
develop vehicle specifications and manage diesel coach 
procurement, increasing the total amount to $234,443. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0332 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer to execute Amendment No. 2 to Professional 
Services agreement with DeLeuw, Cather and Company, 
for additional design services at the Harrison Street 
Facility, in an amount not to exceed $128,980. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted:. 

87-0333 E Awarding Water Department Contract No. 1964, Bay 
Division Pipelines 1 and 2, Replacement of Vault 
Covers in the amount of $150,000 to the second low 
bidder, United Engineering Contractors Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0334 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 
Engineer, PUC , to enter into an agreement with 
National Park Service to provide funding not to exceed 
$229,350 for campsite facilities and related trail 
work . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0335 CC Delegating to the General Managers of the Municipal 

Railway, Hetch Hetchy, and the Water Department and to 
the Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, 
Utilities Engineering Bureau the authority to issue 
calls for bidding of public works contracts in amounts 
less than $50,000; delegating to the General Manager 
of Public Utilities the authority to execute public 
works contracts in amounts less than $50,000; and 
requesting the Board of Supervisors to amend the 
provisions of Section 6.20 of the City and county of 
San Francisco Administrative Code to exempt from the 

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requirement of filing Labor and Material and 
Performance Bonds those public works contracts in 
amounts less that $50,000 for which no progress 
payments will be made. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0336 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
execute an agreement with Caltrans for the continued 
operation of an expanded shuttle bus program between 
Caltrain Terminal at 4th and Townsend, and the 
Downtown Area for Fiscal Year 1987/88 at a 
reimbursement rate of $69/hour for incremental Muni 
motor coach service. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Toupin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0328 — Authorizing the operation of the 36-TERESITA 
on inbound trips at night and on weekends and holidays as combined 
route 34/36 WOODSIDE-TERESITA. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Planning, Municipal Railway, proposed a 
rerouting of the 36-TERESITA to serve the 34-WOODSIDE line at night 
and on weekends and holidays, at no additional cost. 

President Lee opened the meeting for public comments. The following 
persons spoke in favor of the proposed rerouting: 

Zelma Burns, 309 Warren Drive 
June Pyritz, 173 Crestmont Drive 
Ann Turner, 333 Crestmont Drive 
Anne Hay, 181 Warren Drive 

Commissioner Toupin moved to amend the resolution to urge 
implementation of the revised route change as soon as possible. 
Commissioner Staten seconded. The amendment was passed. On motion of 
Commissioner Staten, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, Resolution No. 
87-0328, was adopted, as amended. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0330 — Establishing that it is the policy of this 

Commission to purchase or lease and operate smaller buses appropriate 

to the route on routes which could utilize motor coaches smaller than 
forty-foot coaches. 

Mr. Bruce Bernhard, Director of Strategic Planning, Municipal Railway, 
stated that staff recommended adoption of a policy to purchase small 
buses, approximately 30 feet long, for use on routes requiring motor 
coaches smaller than the standard 40-foot coach. He said that a 
30-foot bus would accommodate 95% of the loads carried on the routes 
using smaller buses. And, they are mechanically similar to the 
35-foot and 40-foot coaches now in use. Over 85% of the riders polled 
during the small bus demonstration felt that a 30-foot bus would be a 
better neighbor; 75% said that they liked the bus for its riding 
qualities, etc. 

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Commissioner Toupin asked whether a bus smaller than 30 feet could be 
used if maintenance was not a problem. Mr. Bernhard replied that if 
routes which would have a capacity problem were eliminated, there 
would be few routes requiring a smaller bus resulting in a small fleet. 

Commissioner Staten expressed concern that the draft resolution was 
too restrictive in limiting a "small bus" to 30 feet in length. She 
pointed out that one of the buses which staff defined as a "mini bus" 
is 29.4 feet and has approximately the same carrying capacity. She 
said that she did not favor adoption of a resolution which would 
require the purchase of 30-foot buses. 

Mr. Jim Seal, representing the California Bus Association, stated that 
federal reauthorization legislation provides for leasing of equipment 
with UMTA funds if it is more cost effective than purchasing 
vehicles. He said that he wanted to pursue proposals for routes that 
are low productivity and high cost. Private enterprise has expertise 
in gasoline powered 21-passenger vehicles. 

Commissioner Toupin suggested that staff look beyond its maintenance 
capabilities and toward what is desirable for the area. 

The resolution was amended to read as follows: 

"WHEREAS, Some Municipal Railway (MUNI) routes could 
utilize motor coaches shorter than the standard forty 
foot coach due to small passenger loads and narrow, 
curving streets; and 

"WHEREAS, MUNI has analyzed the characteristics of 
three sizes of motor coaches: 

1. Mid-size buses (approximately 35 feet); 

2. Small buses (approximately 30 feet); and 

3. Mini buses (approximately 28 feet or less); 

and concluded that buses smaller than 35 feet can 
accommodate passenger loads adequately and are far more 
preferable to the public than mid-size buses; now, 
therefore, be it 

"RESOLVED, It is the policy of this Commission to 
purchase or lease and operate smaller buses appropriate 
to the route on routes which could utilize motor coaches 
smaller than standard forty-foot coaches." 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by commissioner Staten, the 
resolution, was unanimously adopted, as amended. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0332 — Authorizing Amendment No. 2 to Professional 
Services agreement with DeLeuw, cather and Company for additional 
design services at the Harrison Street Facility. (Continued from 
meeting of July 28, 1987). 

At the previous meeting an inquiry was made as to the Mayor's position 
on double decker buses. Mr. Alan Lubliner, Assistant to the Mayor, 
reported that the Mayor has strong reservations but believes that it 
would be wise and prudent to plan for the possibility of double decker 
buses should a decision be made to proceed in the future. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0334 -- Authorizing an agreement with the National 
Park Service to provide funding not to exceed $229,350 for campsite 
facilities and related trail work. 

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Commissioner Staten stated that in light of recent articles in the 
press, that we should emphasize the fact that the City is putting over 
a quarter of a million dollars into improvements to the park. Also, 
the environmental impact report acknowledges the fact that the area is 
currently being used by the public. 



******** 



President Lee called for public comments. There were none 



******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:20 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 









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M I N U T F g 

- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

September 8, 1987 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

SEP 2 8 1387 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIRRARV 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice president 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:22 P.M. 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Vice President Charna E. Staten, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 

Excused: Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of August 11, 1987 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

87-0337 WD Approving settlement by Stipulation for Judgment and 
execution of a new 8-month lease with California Book 
Company, Ltd. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

17-0338 WD Approving the terms and conditions and authorizing 
lease to the California Book Company, Ltd. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

87-0339 MR Approving offer to Abbett Electric Corporation to 

allow Judgment under Code of Civil Procedure Section 
998. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0340 MR Encouraging discussions between the American Public 
Transit Association and representatives of the 
disabled community regarding issues of concern to the 
disabled community; and requesting staff of the 
Municipal Railway to assist in establishing a process 
for these discussions, if desired by the parties. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 
87-134 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0341 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$298,962.62, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of July 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Flynn , seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0342 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Water Department contract No. WD-1980, Excavation 
and Repaving for Water Service Trenches. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0343 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Water Department Contract No. WD-1992, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Gilman Avenue, 
Fitch Street to 235 feet east of Earl Street. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0344 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1926, 

Installation of Probe Meters and controllers for San 
Francisco Water Department Pipelines, in the amount 
of $41,410, to Ranger Pipelines, Inc ./Inter lane 
General Engineering, Inc., AJV, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

17-0345 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1946, 

Crystal Springs Reservoir Spill Valves, in the amount 
of $134,710, to Power Engineering Contractors. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



87-135 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0346 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-777, Transit Power 
Substations - Painting and Roofing work, in the amount 
of $82,400, to The Phoenix Paint Company, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0347 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-782, 

MoccasinOPowerhouse Tailrace, Modifications Phase I 
Bypass Inlet Structure, in the amount of $49,763, to L, 
F. Genner Construction, inc., contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0348 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1962, Dumbarton Valve House 
Rehabilitation, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$560.00; and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$2,006.25 to All Phase Builders, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0349 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1942, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Bush Street between Battery and 
Stockton Streets, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $7,276; authorizing an extension of time for 
unavoidable delays of 25 working days; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $27,347 to p & J Utility 
Co . , Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0350 MR Accepting work performed under Municipal Railway 

Contract No. 853R, Improvements Central Control, West 
Portal Station, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Credit contract Modification No. 3 in the amount of 
$348.33; and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$66.07 to Echo West, Inc., contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 
87-136 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0351 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 

Professional Services contract CT-19910, Water Waste 
Survey, as satisfactorily completed and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $6,495 to The 
Pitometer Associates, Consulting Engineers. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0352 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities, 
to negotiate and execute a Professional Services 
Contract with Pitometer Associates, to conduct water 
waste survey and network analysis, for an amount not 
to exceed $72,150. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0353 HH Authorizing and approving the substitution of 

subcontractor, Valley Pipe & Excavation Co. for 
Walthall Plumbing Co., to furnish and install under 
Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-667, the Warnerville 
Complex, a Septic System for Construction Quarters 
and Maintenance Building. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



By Common consent the following resolution was 
adopted: 

:7-0354 GM Commending Leo Jed for his distinguished service to 
the city and County of San Francisco. 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0355 GM Requesting that the San Francisco Real Estate 
Department enter into negotiations with the 
Pleasanton joint School District for sale of 20 acres 
of land owned by the San Francisco Water Department 
in the city of Pleasanton. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0356 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to amend the agreement dated April 1, 1986 with 
Martin W. Inderbitzen, increasing the amount by 
$40,000 to a total of $80,000; and extending the term 
by two years. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0357 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to adjust service 
on the 2-CLEMENT, 3-JACKSON, 4-SUTTER, 8-MARKET, 
10-MONTEREY, 18-46TH AVE., 21-HAYES, 26-VALENCIA, 
37-CORBETT, 45-UNION/VAN NESS, 56-RUTLAND, AND 
83-PACIFIC and requesting the Board of Supervisors 
not to disapprove these service adjustments. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0358 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to extend the 
completion time of the contract with D & D 
Engineering from June 30, 1987 to June 30, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0359 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute contract with Pier 39, Inc. and 
Embarcadero Center Inc. for a demonstration and 
operation of historic rail car service on the 
Embarcadero between Market/Embarcadero Center and 
Fisherman's Wharf/Pier 39, on Fridays and Saturdays 
from September 11 through October 17, 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0360 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to solicit proposals for professional consulting and 
engineering services for the Centralized Traffic 
Control Project for the Muni Metro System. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0361 WD Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into an agreement with the United States 
Geological Survey to assess the supply potential of 
San Francisco's groundwater resources. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0362 WD Authorizing the Director of property to transfer 

surplus Water Department land to the Fire Department 
at "historic cost", for construction of a fire 
cistern . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0363 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a contract with Roxanne Findley for 
professional video tape production services for a 
period not to exceed June 30, 1988 and for an amount 
not to exceed $10,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0364 FM Authorizing the issuance of not to exceed 

$120,000,000 principal amount of San Francisco Water 
Revenue Bonds, Refunding Series of 1987; authorizing 
execution and delivery of an indenture providing for 
the issuance of said bonds; adopting an official 
statement describing said bonds; authorizing 
execution of a purchase contract selling said bonds; 
delegating to the General Manager and Assistant 
General Manager, Finance of the Commission power to 
complete said indenture and bond purchase contract; 
authorizing distribution of documents and authorizing 
taking of necessary action. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0365 FM Requesting Controller to approve reallocation of 

$99,470 from surplus and unused equipment funds to 
purchase equipment items required by the Special 
Graffiti Removal Team. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 

87-139 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0366 E Awarding Water Department Contract No. 1975, 8-Inch 

Ductile Iron Main Installation in Turk Street between 
Webster and Laguna Streets, and between Gough and 
Polk Streets, in the net amount of $332,200 to the 
second low bidder, P & J Utility Co.; and requesting 
the Board of Supervisors' approval to extend the time 
for award. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0367 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer to request statements of qualifications and 
proposals from professional engineering consulting 
firms for design of the Woods Division Expansion 
project . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0368 E Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to 

request proposals and to select and recommend to this 
Commission the most qualified firm to investigate the 
seismic stability of the Stanford Heights Reservoir. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0369 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 
Engineer to negotiate and execute a Professional 
Services Agreement with Allstate Geotechnical 
Services for an amount not to exceed $270,000 for the 
As-Needed Consultant services. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

******** 

Report of the General Manager 

Tuolumne Fire Emergency 

Mr. Donald Birrer, General Manager of Public Utilities, thanked the 
San Francisco Fire Department and Department of Public Works, and our 
own personnel in the Water Department, Bureau of Engineering and 

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Construction Management, and Hetch Hetchy, for responding to the fire 
emergency with personnel and equipment. No structures were lost. 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, 
reported that the fire situation is calm now because the temperature 
fell and the humidity rose. However, the fire is within two miles of 
Early Intake. The San Francisco Fire Department brought in portable 
plumbing units to protect structures and lay a wet trail. During 
this emergency, over 250 people were housed and fed at Moccasin. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0340 — Encouraging discussions between the 
American Public Transit Association and representatives of the 
disabled community. 

Mr. Thomas Rickert, Manager, Elderly and Handicapped programs, 
informed the Commission of the possibility of a demonstration by the 
disabled community during the American Public Transit Association 
(APTA) Convention to be held in San Francisco later this month. Such 
a demonstration would not be directed toward the Municipal Railway's 
transportation modes which are wheelchair accessible. They do intend 
to demonstrate against the cable car system and the members of APTA, 
in general. 

A video tape was shown of demonstrations by the disabled community at 
other APTA conventions. 

Commissioner Staten requested that staff inform the Board of 
Supervisors regarding the possibility of a demonstration and details 
of our program. 

Mr. Bruce Oka, representing the Muni Elderly and Handicapped Advisory 
Committee, supported discussions between APTA and the disabled 
community. 

Ms. Doris Kahn, chairman, Metropolitan Transportation commission, 
reported that APTA had agreed to a meeting and to participation by 
the disabled community in panel discussions. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0357 -- Authorizing the Municipal Railway to adjust 
service on the 2-CLEMENT, 3-JACKSON, 4-SUTTER, 8-MARKET, 10-MONTEREY, 
18-46th AVENUE, 21-HAYES, 26-VALENCIA, 37-CORBETT, 45-UNION/VAN NESS, 
56-RUTLAND and 83-PACIFIC. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Planning, stated that the proposed 
service reductions would not affect peak service. In most cases the 
headway adjustment would be a change in bus frequency from 12 to 15 
minutes or from 15 to 20 minutes. Two neighborhood meetings were 
held on August 17 and 18, 1987 to obtain public comments. The 
questions raised related to the reliability of the schedules rather 
than the proposed changes to those schedules. 

Commissioner Flynn requested a report regarding schedule adherence 
within 90 days of implementing the revised schedules. 

Mr. Louis H. Minkin stated that night service on the 2-CLEMENT is 
infrequent . 

Ms. Enid Lim, representing Chinatown Neighborhood Association, 
suggested discontinuance of the portion of the 83-PACIFIC line west 
of Van Ness Avenue due to low ridership. 



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Mr. Dodge said that if service were dependable he could live with a 
reduction in service. 

Mr. James Seal, California Bus Association, offered to provide 
express bus service on lines 16X-N0RIEGA and 72X-SUNSET. He said 
that operating costs of a private provider could save $157,000 
annually. 

President Lee suggested, and it was agreed, that staff would monitor 
schedule adherence. If problems develop, staff would report as soon 
as possible; if not, staff would report in 60 days. 

Commissioner Staten moved, Commissioner Flynn seconded, to amend the 
resolution to indicate the actual savings for fiscal year 1987-88. 
The amendment passed, and Resolution No. 87-0357 was adopted, as 
amended. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0369 — Authorizing a professional services 
agreement with Allstate Geotechnical Services for as-needed 
consultant services. 

Mr. Donald Keener, Acting Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, 
stated that a protest was received from Ms. Lucy Michail, President 
of United Engineering Technology, alleging that Allstate Geotechnical 
Services would not be able to handle all of the work. 

Ms. Michail suggested two contracts in order to provide 
multi-discipline services. 

On motion of commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Staten, 
Resolution No. 87-0369 was adopted, authorizing an agreement with 
Allstate Geotechnical Services. 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 5:00 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
September 22, 1987 

COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



OCT 13 W 

PU«t_tr. URPARV 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:40 P.M. 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

Excused: Vice President Charna E. Staten, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of September 8, 1987 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0370 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $15,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0371 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$249,811.75, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of August 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0372 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1952, 

Pilarcitos Cottage Rehabilitation, in the amount of 
$68,700, to Far East Construction Co., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



87-144 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0373 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1954, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Washington Street Between Battery 
and Grant Avenue, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $13,895.70; and authorizing final payment 
in the amount of $9,118.62 to D'Arcy & Harty 
Construction Co., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0374 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1969, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Wawona Street and 39th Avenue and 
between 45th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $29,248.34; and 
authorizing final -payment in the amount of $4,976.44 
to D'Arcy and Harty Construction Co., Inc., 
Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0375 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1937 - 425 Mason Street, 
Rehabilitate Toilets, Utilities, First Floor 
Cabinetry and Related Work, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Credit Contract Modification 
No. 4 in the amount of $300.81; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $5,890.59 to C & M 
Construction, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0376 MR Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance 
to apply for, accept and expend $64,000 from the 
U.S. Department of Transportation under Section 8 of 
the Urban Mass Transportation Act, as amended, for 
Municipal Railway 5-Year planning activities in 
fiscal year 1987/88. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



87-145 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

17-0377 WD Rejecting sole bid received on September 3, 1987 for 
Water Department Contract WD-1963, Reroofing CDD 
Water Department Buildings, and authorizing 
readvertisement under Water Department Contract No. 
WD-1963R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0378 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to request proposals for private consulting firms 
and individuals to prepare a "Specific Plan" for 
Water Department properties in the City of 
Pleasanton; and establishing a Selection Committee 
to review and evaluate all proposals. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0379 GM Declaring the Municipal Railway's 24th and Utah 
property "surplus"; requesting the Director of 
Property, San Francisco Real Estate Department to 
seek rezoning of the property; and directing staff 
to take steps towards relocation of Railway 
operations currently located at 24th and Utah and 
the redevelopment of the property. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0380 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway, acting through 

the Director of Purchasing and Services, to execute 
a Personal Services Agreement with Jeri Mersky, for 
an amount not to exceed $19,250, for the period 
ending June 30, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0381 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway, acting through 

the Director of Purchasing and Services, to execute 
a Personal Services Agreement with Alan Browning, 
for an amount not to exceed $19,250, for the period 
ending June 30, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 
87-146 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0382 HH Expressing support for statewide Water Awareness 
Week activities, and authorizing expenditure of 
Hetch Hetchy operating funds not to exceed $2,000 
for a poster contest and prizes for school children 
to further the goals of Water Awareness Week and to 
encourage water conservation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0383 E Awarding Water Department Contract No. 1976, 6-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Francisco, 
Pfieffer and other streets, in the net amount of 
$225,705 to the second low bidder, Vickers Concrete 
Sawing/Uniacke Construction, Inc. AJV, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0384 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager to negotiate 
and execute a Professional Services Agreement with 
Morrison-Knudsen Engineers, Inc., for an amount not 
to exceed $350,000 for the new MUNI Revenue 
Collection Facility in the Geneva Office Building, 
and for the restoration and rehabilitation of the 
building. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0385 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 
Engineer to negotiate and execute a Professional 
Services Agreement with Parsons, Brinkerhoff, Quade 
and Douglas, for an amount not to exceed $600,000 
for the Municipal Railway Potrero Division facility 
rehabilitation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0386 MIS Authorizing the General Manager to enter into a 
Contractual Services Contract with Cahill and 
Associates, for computer systems consulting, not to 
exceed $97,900. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 
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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0387 MIS Authorizing the General Manager to enter into a 

Personal Services Contract with R. C. Research for 
computer programming services, not to exceed one 
year and $65,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

******** 

Report of the General Manager 

Budget 

Mr. Donald J. Birrer, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that the Mayor sent a letter to all department heads regarding 
budget problems based upon data from the first two months of the 
fiscal year. According to the letter, only essential requisitions 
will be approved. Department heads have been requested to submit 
program changes by September 28, 1987 to help solve the problem. 
Supplemental appropriations will not be approved and discretionary 
funds will be reviewed. 

Papal Visit 

Mr. Birrer said that the Municipal Railway did a splendid job in 
adjusting its routes, getting information out to the public and 
cooperating with other agencies. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0379 — Declaring the Municipal Railway's 24th and 
Utah property "surplus"; requesting the Director of Property, San 
Francisco Real Estate Department to seek rezoning of the property; 
and directing staff to take steps towards relocation of Railway 
operations currently located at 24th and Utah and the redevelopment 
of the property. 

In response to questions by the Commission, Mr. Douglas Wright, 
Director of Planning and Development, said that in declaring this 
property surplus there are a couple of options under the Charter. 
The first would be disposition, the other a long-term lease. 
Because of the interest by other City departments and the 
neighborhood, we are trying to control development on the site. If 
we declared it surplus for disposition, someone could purchase it 
and be under no restraint to do anything. The long-term lease 
opportunity seems to make sense to continue to discuss our options. 
We presume a commercially operated garage would occupy some 
proportion of the total parcel that would return revenue to the 
Public Utilities Commission. The question of a lease on the housing 
project would require more discussion with City agencies. He said 
that he would come back to the Commission with the result of those 
discussions and the rezoning process. 



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Commissioner Flynn asked whether staff contemplated a lease to an 
entity for total development of the site, or to the various 
components of the site. Mr. Wright replied that there are 
advantages to go either way. More discussions are needed. There 
are advantages to seeking total site development. We could probably 
realize a joint venture with the private sector because of design 
considerations and perhaps the composition of the project. It could 
be a side-by-side development of a parking garage and housing or a 
garage with housing on top. Based upon conversations with the 
Mayor's Housing and Development Office and City Planning, we would 
probably have a single request for proposals. 



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Item No. 20 -- Authorizing a supplemental agreement in modification 
of lease with San Francisco Unified School District. 

Commissioner Buell asked whether the School District had a specific 
plan as to the type of school to be built on the site or the time 
frame for building. Ms. Deborah Rohrer, Manager, Bureau of Claims 
and Contracts, replied that originally the School District planned 
to build a high school on the site. 

Commissioner Buell requested that this matter be continued for 
further information regarding the School District's plans and its 
rationale for building new schools- while closing existing schools. 

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October 1, 1987 



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COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 

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Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 8 :35 A.M. 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Vice President Charna E. Staten, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0388 MR Allowing members of the Armed Forces in uniform to 
ride Municipal Railway vehicles without payment of 
fares during Navy Fleet Week, October 10 through 
October 15, and pr-oviding shuttle service for the 
Annual Fun Run, October 11, 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0389 GM Authorizing the General Manager and Chief Engineer, 
San Francisco Water Department to negotiate with SCT 
Resources Management Corporation regarding 
differences arising from SCT's contract to develop a 
Customer Information and Billing System; and 
directing staff to report to the Commission in two 
weeks . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted in executive 
session: 

87-0390 GM Settling the litigated claims of S. J. Amoroso 
Construction Company, Inc./Verrett Construction 
Company, a joint venture vs. City and County of San 
Francisco, Superior Court No. 843-988 for Forest 
Hill Station and No. 850-341 for Geneva Car Barn. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

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Item No. 4 — Presentation by SCT Resource Management Corporation 
regarding development of a Customer Information and Billing System, 

Mr. Mike Chamberlain, Vice President, SCT, Systems Integration 
Division, requested a transcript of this item. Said transcript is 
made a part of these minutes. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 9:56 A.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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October 13, 1987 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
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Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



DEPARTMENTS 
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Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



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Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:12 P.M. 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Vice President Charna E. Staten, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin 

Commissioner Mark W. Buell arrived at 2:42 P.M. 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of September 22, 1987 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0391 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $46,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0392 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$142,285.84, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of September 1987 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0393 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Water Department Contract No. WD-1730 - Central 
Pump Station - Seismic Reinforcement and Install 
Pump. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0394 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-781, Paint Moccasin Administration Building, 
as satisfactorily completed; approving Credit 
Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of $4.89; 
and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$3,476.29 to Ross Porter Painting Company, Contractor 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0395 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-784, West Portal and Priest Reservoirs - 
Resurfacing of Roads, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 2 in the 
amount of $3,878.68; and authorizing final payment 
in the amount of $13,141.60 to Western Stone 
Products, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0396 HH Rejecting sole bid received on September 25, 1987 

for Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-780, O 1 Shaughnessy 
Campground Facilities, and authorizing 
readvertisement of the contract under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. HH-780R, when restriction of access to 
the site is removed. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

17-0397 GM Authorizing Albina Arietta to serve as Acting 
Secretary in the absence of the Secretary. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0398 WD Declaring that an emergency exists, in accordance 
with the provisions of Section 6.30 of the 
Administrative Code, at the San Antonio Reservoir in 
Alameda County and authorizing transfer of $75,000 
from Water Department Capital Project 726-01 to a 
Facilities Maintenance Project 295-01, for necessary 
repairs . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin 
87-155 



Vice President Staten was excused at 2:18 P.M. 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0399 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute Modification No. 1 to the Agreement with 
Brian E. Gray, Attorney at Law, increasing the 
contract amount by $150,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0400 GM Authorizing the redefining of the Resource 

Management Capital Project as a resource and 
planning program and reallocating the existing funds 
from a Capital Project budget to a Programmatic 
Project budget. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0401 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities, 
to execute a contract with N Graphic to procure 
marketing, advertising and creative design services 
on an "as needed" basis up to the amount of 
$100,000, for fiscal year 1987-88. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Topin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0402 WD Approving the sale of an easement within Water 

Department land in Atherton, being a portion of the 
Bay Division Pipelines 3 and 4 right-of-way, and 
authorizing the Director of Property to prepare the 
necessary legislation for Board of Supervisors 
enactment to consummate the sale. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0403 HH Declaring Hetch Hetchy Parcel No. 4045(1), along 
O' Shaughnessy Boulevard, San Francisco as surplus 
and authorizing the Real Estate Department to 
appraise and negotiate sale. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin 



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Commissioner Buell arrived at 2:42 P. M. 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0404 E Approving an increase of $16,750.53 in the contract 
amount of Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-757, 
Construction and Equipment Installation, Kirkwood 
Powerhouse Addition; and approving Contract 
Modification No. 25 in the amount of $94,216, for 
necessary design improvements and changes. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0405 E Accepting work performed under Professional Services 
Contract for the Kirkwood Penstock Stabilization, as 
satisfactorily completed, and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $16,404.05 to 
Woodward-Clyde Consultants. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0406 E Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1989, 

Furnish and Install Fiberglass Water Tanks, in the 
amount of $40,780.00 to the third low bidder, United 
Engineering Technology, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0407 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance 

to execute a contract modification with Peat Marwick 
Main & Co. for Hetch Hetchy Power related work, in 
an amount not to exceed $20,000, and extending the 
time for completion of the work to January 31, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0408 CC Approving the terms and conditions and authorizing 
the lease of .413 acres of Water Department 
Right-of-Way land located in San Mateo County, to 
Robert H. Leech, for the purpose of a car rental 
lot, for a term of five years commencing July 1, 
1987 and terminating on June 30, 1992, at an initial 



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annual rental of $16,200 and an annual increase in 
direct proportion to any percentage increase in Cost 
of Living Index. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Mr. James Cooney, Acting General Manager of Public Utilities, 
reported that the Commission's bonding agent is no longer dealing in 
municipal bonds. Mr. Anson Moran, Assistant General Manager, 
Finance, stated that the Commission had selected the firm of Solomon 
Brothers to underwrite the possible refunding of Water Department 
revenue bonds. Solomon Brothers is reorganizing, scaling back its 
operations and getting out of the municipal bond business. The 
Commission had selected a team of several firms. Shearson Lehman 
Brothers, a member of the team, is in position to take over as lead 
underwriter. The team represents both locally based and nationwide 
firms and will be quite capable of marketing and underwriting the 
bonds . 

******** 
At 2:18 P.M. Vice President Staten was excused. 

Resolution No. 87-0401 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to execute a contract with N Graphic to procure marketing, 
advertising and creative design services on an "as needed" basis up 
to the amount of $100,000, for fiscal year 1987-88. 

Mr. Jaimie Levin, Director, Community Affairs, stated that Mr. 
Koppelman submitted a letter of protest regarding this contract. 
Mr. Charles Koppelman of Koppelman & Associates, stated that he was 
protesting regarding procedural questions. He said that his firm 
received the top numerical score before the 5% for Women Business 
Enterprise (WBE) was applied to N Graphic, resulting in a score of 
339.30 for N Graphic, compared to 339.15 for his firm. He pointed 
out that his firm had done work for the Municipal Railway since 
1981. This is the first year that the work was put out to bid. He 
said that he believed the process was flawed because the materials 
in the Request for Proposals (RFP) did not include the rules and 
regulations for how affirmative action, WBE/MBE points were to be 
allocated. It only included the regulation as adopted. 
Implementation material was not in the package. He said that 
that turned out to be crucial because that was the discriminating 
difference in terms of the 5% add-on. Neither was this information 
provided to the interview committee. Add-on points are a percent of 
the winner's points. Also, the RFP while including a breakdown of 
general review criteria, did not include a breakdown by points. 
Therefore, he said, he did not know the basis upon which he was 
being judged. Finally, the score was so close as to be 
indistinguishable. He suggested a second review of the two 
finalists . 

Commissioner Flynn stated that the process for adding points for 
MBE/WBE and LBE is statutory. He suggested that had Mr. Koppelman: 
known how the points were applied, perhaps he would have gotten the 
contract. Commissioner Flynn pointed out that the process was not 
known by the other party either. 

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President Lee said that the implication is that had you known about 
the scoring that the screening board might have adjusted the score. 

Mr. Koppelman said that he did not want to leave that impression. 

President Lee pointed out that the ordinance states how the points 
are to be applied. 

Mr. Levin said that he felt the process was fair and open and that 
the department has an excellent firm in N Graphic to perform the 
work . 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 87-0401 was unanimously adopted. 

******** 

At 2:42 P.M. Commissioner Buell arrived. 

Resolution No. 87-0404 — Approving an increase of $16,750.53 in 
Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-757; and approving Contract 
Modification No. 25 in the amount of $94,216. 

Commissioner Flynn requested that staff prepare a report itemizing 
the projected costs of the contract at inception and the actual 
costs . 

President Lee expressed concern about the amount by which this 
contract is over budget. He suggested that in the future, staff 
consider using more staff time to work with consultants to minimize 
after construction problems. 

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REGULAR MEETING 
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2:00 P.M. 
October 27, 1987 

COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



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Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Albina Arietta 
ACTING SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 

Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Vice President Charna E. Staten, 
Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

Excused: Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn arrived at 2:13 P.M. 

On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the Minutes of the special 
meeting of October 1, 1987 and regular meeting of October 13, 1987 
were approved. 

A tape of the meetings are on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0410 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $79,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

17-0411 WD Approving collections for the months of July, August 
and September, 1987, of charges for damages which 
the San Francisco Water Department has against 
miscellaneous debtors in the amount of $5,396.38, 
and one write-off debt in the amount of $303.75. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0412 HH Approving collections for the months of July, August 
and September, 1987, of charges for damages which 
Hetch Hetchy Water and Power has against 
miscellaneous debtors in the amount of $6,639.09 and 
write-off debts in the amount of $9,736.80 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0413 WD Requesting Controller to draw a warrant in favor of 
Macy's California, in the amount of $35,588.86, in 
full settlement of claim against the San Francisco 
Water Department, arising from an 8-inch water main 
break on O'Farrell Street between Security Pacific 
Place and Grant Avenue, on June 29, 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
- — resolution was adopted: 

87-0414 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
by staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Water 
Department Contract No. WD-1988, 8-Inch Ductile Iron 
Main Installation in 24th Street between Harrison 
Street and Potrero Avenue. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0415 MR Approving amendments modifying existing lease with 

555 California Street Partners for space on the roof 
of the Bank of America Building for the Municipal 
Railway's radio transmission equipment, clarifying 
the City's self-insurance provisions. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0416 GM Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $100,000 for the 
implementation of a Bayshore Corridor Transit 
Systems Planning Study. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Buell 
Noes - Staten 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0417 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities, 
to negotiate and enter into a contract with Carlton 
Associates to perform control process evaluation and 
implementation services for the Maintenance Division 
Support Shop, from September 30, 1987 to July 31, 
1988, at a cost not to exceed $50,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 
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On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0418 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway to establish appropriate prices 
for the sale of transit related video training 
programs . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0419 - MR Authorizing the General Manager of the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway to implement a dated transfer 
program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0420 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute an agreement with the U. S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service to perform a fishery study along 
the Tuolumne River between O'Shaughnessy Dam and 
Early Intake. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0421 CC Rejecting staff recommendation to modify the ground 
lease to the San Francisco Unified School District, 
of land under the jurisdiction of the Water 
Department, located at the southeast corner of 7th 
Avenue and Lawton Streets, San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Mr. Donald Birrer, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that there had been some rain last week and as of now we are about 
75% of normal. He reported that he met with Mayor Feinstein and 
Secretary of the Interior Hodel in Sacramento and toured the Hetch 
Hetchy Project with them. The Bureau of Reclamation and the State 
of California will study the Secretary's proposal. The Mayor's 
Office organized a task force to investigate and provide information 
for the City's rebuttal. 

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Commissioner Buell suggested that the Commission should be 
represented on the task force. Commissioner Station suggested that 
the task force consider a public information effort which would 
include placing exhibits in lobbies in downtown San Francisco, San 
Jose and Oakland. Mr. Birrer replied that he would present the 
Commission's suggestions and see if a Commissioner could be 
appointed to the task force. Also, he would provide the Commission 
with copies of the activities of the task force on an ongoing basis. 

Resignation 

Mr. Birrer reported that he had received a letter of resignation 
from Mr. William Stead, General Manager of the Municipal Railway. 
He expressed regret at losing him but wished him well in his future 
endeavors. The effective date will be November 13, 1987. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0416 — Requesting a supplemental appropriation in 
the amount of $100,000 for implementation of a Bayshore Corridor 
Transit Systems Planning Study. 

In response to a question by the Commission, Mr. Alan Lubliner of 
the Mayor's Office said that the Mayor has indicated that she will 
not sign any new supplemental appropriations. If this is a high 
priority it should be done with available funds. 

Commissioner Staten expressed concern regarding how this particular 
study fits in the overall long-term planning of the Municipal 
Railway. She suggested taking the $100,000 to look at the whole 
system not just the Third Street Corridor which she said had a low 
ridership compared to other corridors, such as the Geary, the 
J-Church and the N-Judah. 

Commissioner Flynn said that the southeast portion of the City is 
the one that has the most use for some type of modification in the 
transit system--not the J Line or the L, K and M. Despite the 
number of people that ride it now, the projections indicate that 
there will be alot more people. This ties into the Mission Bay 
Corridor and the E-Line. The southeast area needs to have the same 
advantages as presently enjoyed by other parts of the City. 

Commissioner Buell said that the southeast section of the City is 
clearly the future development area. He said that he would rather 
see the Commission take the lead in initiating what eventually 
happens in terms of public transit in that corridor rather than 
leaving it to someone else. This issue needs to be part of the 
5-Year Plan. 

Mr. Stead said that he would propose the Bayshore study ahead of all 
the energy being put into the Geary Corridor. 

Commissioner Buell moved to move this supplemental appropriation 
forward. Commissioner Flynn seconded. On the question, 
Commissioners Lee, Flynn and Buell voted "Aye". Commissioner Staten 
voted "No" . 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0421 — Rejecting staff recommendation to modify 
ground lease for the San Francisco Unified School District. 

Ms. Deborah Rohrer, Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, 
described the history of this lease. Commissioner Buell asked 
whether the School District knew what they were going to do with the 
property. Ms. Rohrer replied in the negative. 

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Commissioner Flynn spoke in opposition to an extension of time when 
the School District does not know what they intend to do with the 
property. 

Commissioner Lee expressed the opinion that the piece of land 
appeared small for a high school or even a grammar or middle school 

Commissioner Flynn moved to reject the staff recommendation. 
Commissioner Buell seconded. The motion was adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:12 P.M, 



ALBINA ARIETTA 
Acting Secretary 



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Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

November 10, 1987 



DOCUMENTS DEPT, 

DEC 3 1987 

GAiJ FkAhiClbCO 

MllRUO I IfiW AQV 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:08 P.M. 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Vice President Charna E. Staten, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin 

Excused: Commissioner Mark W. Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of October 27, 1987 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0422 MR Approving collections for the month of October, 
1987, of charges for damages which the Municipal 
Railway has against miscellaneous debtors in the 
amount of $4,053.17. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0423 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. WD-1947 - 425 Mason Street, Mezzanine 
and Improvements, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 2 in the 
amount of $2,018.89; authorizing an extension of 
time for unavoidable delay of four calendar days; 
and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$4,705.65 to Echo West, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0424 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
apply for, accept, and expend grants for $85,000 
from the Department of Energy and the Urban 
Consortium to continue its energy management 
activities as part of the Urban Consortium Energy 
Task Force Year IX Program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin 



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On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0425 GM Commending William G. Stead for his service to the 
City and County of San Francisco as General Manager 
of the Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0426 GM Approving the appointment made by the General 
Manager of Public Utilities of Paul Toliver as 
Acting General Manager, Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn. Toupin 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0427 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to solicit proposals for professional engineering 
services relative to the Cable Car Traction System. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0428 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water 

Department to give consent to the California Water 
Service Company to serve a new customer outside 
their service area. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0429 HH Authorizing the Real Estate Department to negotiate 
a lease agreement with Quintana Petroleum 
Corporation for oil, gas and mineral exploration 
under a portion of the Hetch Hetchy right-of-way in 
Stanislaus County. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0430 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance 

to apply for, accept and expend $8,934,648 of UMTA 

Section 9 operating assistance for 1987-88 Municipal 

Railway operating expenses and $30,266,732 of UMTA 



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Section 9 capital assistance funds and required 
local match contributions from Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission allocated resources and/or 
San Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement 
Corporation for nine Municipal Railway projects. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0431 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance 
to apply for, accept and expend $5,680,180 from 
1988-89 State Article XIX Guideway and 
Transportation Planning Development (TP&D) Account 
Transit Capital Improvement funds and $815,365 from 
regional and local match funds for five Municipal 
Railway capital projects. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0432 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Municipal Railway Contract No. 859, Harrison 
Street Facility - General Construction. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0433 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 
Engineer, Public Utilities Commission to execute 
Amendment No. 2 to the Professional Services 
agreement with Camp Dresser and McKee, Inc. for the 
San Andreas Water Treatment Plant Expansion, in an 
amount not to exceed $333,759. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Water Conservation Poster Contest 

Mr. Donald Birrer, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that the Water Department conducted a successful poster contest on 
water conservation with school children. The students submitted 



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the slogan "Good to taste, too good to waste." He said that staff 
intends to use the winning posters in its public information 
materials. 

Secretary of the Interior Press Release 

Mr. Birrer reported that Secretary Hodel released a statement to the 
press today following receipt of a report by the Bureau of 
Reclamation which recommended spending $5-8 million to study options 
for water and power over a six-year period. Staff received a copy 
of the report yesterday. A response was drafted for the Mayor. 

Auxiliary Power Unit 

Mr. Birrer reported that the Municipal Railway wants to drop the 
progam for auxiliary power units for electrical vehicles. The 
department spent $400,000 out of a $7 million budget performing 
tests on auxiliary units which were attached to the vehicles. The 
results indicate that while built in units might be desirable the 
attached units were not. 

General Manager Replacement 

Mr. Birrer recommended Mr. Paul Toliver as interim General Manager 
while a search is undertaken for a permanent General Manager. He 
said that the search would include our own people as well as others 
nationwide. He said that he met with the firm of Smith, Goerss and 
Ferneborg to begin the search. 

Commissioner Flynn said that while he understood no commitments were 
made, there should be a resolution to authorize negotiations with 
the firm. Mr. Birrer replied that he would have an item before the 
Commission at the next meeting and an outline of the procedures for 
entering into a contract. 

******** 

Introduction of New Business 

Commissioner Staten inquired about the recent report concerning a 
proposed extension of CalTrain service to the East Bay Terminal. 
Mr. William Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, replied that 
he saw a draft of the report. When a final version is received, 
staff will look at it. Commissioner Staten requested that the 
Commission receive a report at that time. She said that she is 
aware of pressure to build improvements for the benefit of San Mateo 
county which may jeopardize projects the City could do for the 
Municipal Railway. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0425 — Commending William G. Stead for his 
service to the City and County of San Francisco as General Manager 
of the Municipal Railway. 

Mr. Birrer said that he felt the whole community owes Mr. Stead a 
debt of gratitude for what he accomplished as General Manager of the 
Municipal Railway. 

President Lee said that Mr. Stead's leaving would be a great loss to 
the City. 

Mr. Stead expressed confidence in the Municipal Railway management 
team, and thanked the Commission for its past support. 



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The members of the Commission wished him the best of luck in his new 
position . 

******** 

Item No. 11 — Presentation of 1986-87 Year End Financial and 
Management by Objectives Performance Reports. 

Copies of these reports are on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 

Each department and bureau head reported on the major activities of 
their department or bureau during the last fiscal year. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:34 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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SPECIAL MEETING 

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November 17, 1987 



DOCUMENTS Dl 

DEC 3 1987 

SAN FRAiJCi^oO 
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DEPARTMENTS 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 

BUREAUS 



Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 5:10 P.M. 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 

Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

Excused: Vice President Charna E. Staten 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0435 FM Acknowledging the resignation of Salomon Brothers 
Inc. and Pryor, Govan, Counts & Co., Inc. as 
co-managing underwriters for the not to exceed 
$120,000,000 principal amount of San Francisco Water 
Revenue Bonds, Refunding Series of 1987 and 
appointing Shearson Lehman Brothers Inc. and Daniels 
& Bell, Inc. as co-managing underwriters for said 
bonds and authorizing modifications to the bond 
documents, including use of an insurance policy for 
the reserve fund and capital appreciation bonds, and 
execution of related documents. 

VOTE: Ayes -0 Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0436 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate and enter into a contract with Smith, 
Goerss and Ferneborg, Inc. to perform a nationwide 
search to select a candidate to fill the position of 
General Manager of the Municipal Railway, at a cost 
not to exceed $50,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0435 — Acknowledging the resignation of Salomon 
Brothers Inc. and Pryor, Govan, Counts & Co., Inc. as co-managing 
underwriters for the not to exceed $120,000,000 principal amount of 
San Francisco Water Revenue Bonds, Refunding Series of 1987 and 
appointing Shearson Lehman Brothers Inc. and Daniels & Bell, Inc. as 
co-managing underwriters for said bonds and authorizing 
modifications to the bond documents, including use of an insurance 
policy for the reserve fund and capital appreciation bonds, and 
execution of related documents. 



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Mr. Anson Moran, Assistant General Manager, Bureau of Financial 
Management, reported that staff and consultants had been working on 
pricing of revenue bonds in New York today. A firm offer is 
expected tomorrow for these bonds. He summarized the resolution 
before the Commission as: 1) recognizing that Salomon Brothers, 
Inc. is no longer in this business and appointing Shearson Lehman 
Brothers Inc. and Daniels & Bell, Inc. in their place; 2) allowing 
for the purchase of insurance in place of carrying a debt service 
reserve fund; 3) permitting the use of capital appreciation bonds; 
and 4) changing the limit of acceptable debt service savings to 
$1,000,000. He explained that based upon today's pricing he expects 
the net debt service savings to be in excess of $4,000,000. 
However, with this change in the acceptable limit it would allow the 
savings to be put into the construction fund instead of taking them 
as debt service savings. Also, at today's pricing the true interest 
cost would be around 7.8 percent, as compared to 8.932 percent when 
the 1985 issue was sold. 

On motion of Commissioner Buell, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 87-0435 was unanimously adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0436 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to negotiate and enter into a contract with Smith, Goerss 
and Ferneborg, Inc. to perform a nationwide search to select a 
candidate to fill the position of General Manager of the Municipal 
Railway, at a cost not to exceed $50,000. 

Mr. Donald Birrer, General Manager of Public Utilities, said that 
the reason he selected Smith, Goerss and Ferneborg, Inc. is because 
it is the firm that brought William Stead to the City and had been 
through the process most recently. The contract will be processed 
through the Civil Service Commission and through the Purchaser for 
signature. He said that he saw other things in this contract than 
just replacing the General Manager and getting a professional to 
look at the management structure of the Municipal Railway. He said 
that he felt the department was potentially vulnerable at the Deputy 
General Manager level also. In the initial talks with the firm 
regarding salary ranges, it appears we may be underpaying further 
down in the organization. Migration is popular among transit 
managers and deputy managers. One of our basic aims is to end up 
with someone we will have here for the long term; and, also to be 
able to keep our people to support that person. He said that the 
Mayor has asked that he move expeditiously to fill the position. 

Commissioner Toupin moved approval of the resolution. Commissioner 
Flynn seconded. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that he supported the resolution. He 
asked whether funds were available for this contract since it is an 
unbudgeted item. Mr. Moran affirmed that funds were available. 
However, he said he did not have the source information with him. 
Commissioner Flynn inquired as to the time frame for the contract. 
Mr. Birrer replied that he hoped to get a candidate pool within a 
few weeks. Then he intended to narrow the pool down to 3 to 5 
candidates and return to the Commission for advice on those 
candidates. Commissioner Flynn asked about the scope of the 
contract. Mr. Birrer replied that the scope is to provide 
candidates for a General Manager. He said he would provide the firm 
with the position description, organization description, description 
of the role of the individual in relation to the organization and 
the City structure and the minimum qualifications. 



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President Lee asked that the firm report on the candidates' current 
salaries so that the Commission may have that information for 
comparison. Mr. Birrer replied that salary information would be 
gathered on the general manager and deputy general manager levels. 

On the question, all Commissioners voted "Aye". 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 5:29 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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REGULAR MEETING 
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COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



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Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Vice President Charna E. Staten, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Mark W. Buell - 

On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of November 10 and special meeting of November 17, 1987 were 
approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

87-0435 CC Approving settlement of litigation entitled William 
Dycus v. City and County of San Francisco, Superior 
Court No. 863-386. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

7-0434 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$194,750.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0436 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts totaling 
$217,039.91, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of October 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0437 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Municipal Railway Contract No. 872 - Construction 
of Handicapped Platforms at Ocean and Geneva Avenues 
and at Duboce Avenue at the East Portal of the Sunset 
Tunnel . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 
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On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0438 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1951, CDD Warehouse Carport 
Improvements, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Credit Contract Modification No. 2 in the amount of 
$1,398.95; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $226.45 to Berrios Construction Company, 
Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0439 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. 1966, 8-inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Columbus Avenue between Washington 
and Union Streets, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $21,541.00; authorizing an extension of 
time for unavoidable delays of 11 working days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$25,665.45 to P & J Utility Co., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0440 WD Accepting work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1936R, 425 Mason Street - 
Modernization of Elevator, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Credit Contract Modification 
No. 4 in the amount of $7,910.77 and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $69,292.16 to Amtech 
Reliable Elevator, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0441 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. 1980, 

Excavation and Repaving for Water Service Trenches, 
in the amount of $450,100.00 to San Francisco 
Grinding Co., Inc., Contractor, as the lowest 
responsive bidder and rejecting all other bids for 
the work. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



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On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0442 WD Rejecting sole bid received on November 5, 1987 for 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1959, Cathodic 
Protection - Peninsula Division Pipelines, and 
authorizing readvertisement of the contract under 
Water Department Contract WD-1959. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0443 HH Approving Contract Modification No. 26 in the amount 
of $18,760.00, which increases the amount of Hetch 
Hetchy Contract No. HH-757, Construction and 
Equipment Installation, Kirkwood Powerhouse Addition 
to $12,824,710.53, and changes contract wording to 
allow pro-rata payment of demobilization. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0444 CC Approving the execution of two easement agreements 

with the Southern Pacific Transportation Company, in 
the amount of $790.00, for the proposed Crystal 
Springs Pipeline #3. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0445 GM Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Public Utilities supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $100,000 for the 
production of a condition assessment, preliminary 
space plan and independent appraisal of the property 
at One South Van Ness, funding to be provided from 
Water Department and Hetch Hetch Unappropriated 
Funds . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Buell 
Excused - Toupin 

On motion of Buell, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0446 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate and execute a Professional Services 
Contract with Manna Consultants, Inc., for the Muni 
Metro East Rail Storage and Maintenance Facility, 
within the funds presently available. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 
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On motion of Toupin, seconded by Staten, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0447 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a modification and three-year extension 
of the Municipal Railway's Transit Advertising 
Agreement with American Media Network, Inc., from 
January 1, 1988 through December 31, 1990, subject 
to Board of Supervisors approval by ordinance. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten,' Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0448 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Municipal Railway 
to negotiate and enter into month-to-month lease 
agreements for $1,000 per month, for the use of the 
Railway's vehicle transporter frame and ramp for the 
benefit of other Bay Area transit properties. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0449 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to expend additional Public Utilities Award Fund 
monies in the amount of $6,425.40. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0450 HH Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance 

to execute a contract modification with Peat Marwick 
Main & Co. for Hetch Hetchy power contract related 
work, for an amount not to exceed $65,000 and extend 
the time for completion of work to January 31, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0451 CC Authorizing the Director of Property to prepare the 
necessary legislation for the enactment by the Board 
of Supervisors to grant and approve the "Amendment 
to Easement Deed and Agreement" to City's Parcel G, 
Crystal Springs Pipeline No. 2 Right-of-Way, 
allowing improvements by property owners. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



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On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0452 CC Approving the extension of irrigated agricultural 

leases of Water Department lands in Alameda County, 
on a month-to-month tenancy basis, for an additional 
one year term, commencing November 1, 1987, which is 
provided for under the "Holding Over" provision of 
the respective lease. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten/ Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

87-0453 CC Approving the extension of agricultural grazing 
leases on Water Department lands in Alameda and 
Santa Clara counties, on a month-to-month tenancy 
basis, for an additional one-year term, commencing 
November 1, 1987, which is provided for under the 
"Holding Over" provision of the respective lease. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

******** 

Report of the General Manager 

Transit Impact Development Fee 

Mr. Donald Birrer, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that an implementation plan for spending Transit Impact Development 
Fee (TIDF) funds was sent to the Mayor. President Lee asked whether 
there would be a possibility of service cuts to the downtown area in 
the event of a budget crunch next year. Mr. Birrer replied that it 
would be unlikely. Since the TIDF was passed in 1981, even though 
the City has not benefited from the fund, the City has put money 
into doing exactly what TIDF was designed to do. Therefore, there 
might be some thought of recouping funds already spent. 

******** 

New Business 

Commissioner Staten noted that wet floors was the cause of an 
accident which resulted in a claim. She requested a report 
regarding maintenance of floors by BART in the joint use stations. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0445 -- Requesting a supplemental appropriation in 
the amount of $100,000 for appraisal of the property at One South 
Van Ness. 

Commissioner Toupin requested to be excused from voting on this 
matter. On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner 
Buell, Commissioner Toupin was excused from voting on this 
resolution. 



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Commissioner Flynn moved approval of the resolution, Commissioner 
Buell seconded. Resolution No. 87-0445 was adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 87-0447 - Authorizing a modification and three-year 
extension of the Transit Advertising Agreement with American Media 
Network, Inc. 

Mr. Paul Toliver, Acting General Manager, Municipal Railway, 
recommended extension of the agreement for three years. He cited as 
a major highlight of the modified agreement an increase in the 
minimum guarantee to $2.1 million annually which will grow with the 
Consumers Price Index. 

Commissioner Flynn asked whether American Media intended to continue 
its letter of credit or whether the firm intended to substitute 
securities for the letter of credit. Mr. Lynn Barrow, Senior Vice 
President, American Media, replied that the firm would use the same 
source used to date. Commissioner Flynn stated that he had been 
informed by staff that a letter of intent was issued which would 
bind the affirmative action group as an equity participant in the 
contract . 

Commissioner Buell asked whether other opportunities to maximize 
advertising revenues were discussed during the renegotiation of this 
contract. Mr. Toliver replied that the modified contract separates 
the right to sell advertising on transfers, passes and timetables 
from this contract. Now staff can seek a smaller firm for this type 
of advertising. Mr. Jaimie Levin, Director, Community Affairs, San 
Francisco Municipal Railway, said that discussions with American 
Media considered other possibilities, such as, fixed billboards on 
City property, providing it would be done within current law and the 
Planning Code. He said that staff is developing a merchandizing 
agreement which would sell the value of the cable car's popularity. 
It is hoped this would generate several thousand dollars in revenue. 

Commissioner Flynn noted that item number 24, relating to help with 
the graffiti problem, means additional revenue for the City. Mr. 
Levin explained that each advertiser will cover their ad with a 
special coating which will prevent penetration by marking pens. 

Mr. Toliver said that staff is also exploring the use of video 

monitors with a contractor in the subways. The monitors could carry 

informtion the department wants to get out to the public as well as 
advertising which would provide revenue. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Staten, 
Resolution No. 87-0447 was unanimously adopted. 

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ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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* PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
/ 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

December 8, 1987 

COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



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BUREAUS 

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Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 

GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



87-183 



Call to Order: 2:35 P.M. 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Vice President Charna E. Staten, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

On motion of Staten, seconded by Buell, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of November 24 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0454 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 
il.877.02 and collections in the amount of 
£l2,790.72, for settlement of damage claims which the 
Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous debtors, 
in the month of November 1987. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0455 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
1730, Central Pump Station - Seismic Reinforcement 
and Pump Installation, in the amount of $474,269.00, 
to the lowest responsive bidder, Valentine 
Corporation, Contractor, and rejecting all other bids 
for the work. 



VOTE: 



Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0456 HH Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. HH-740R, San Joaquin Valvehouse - Backflow 
Prevention, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$1,000.00; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $3,908.50 to Conco West, Inc., Contractor. 



VOTE 



Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



87-184 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0457 HH Authorizing the Department of Real Estate to 

negotiate and execute the appropriate Utility Use 
Agreement preserving Hetch Hetchy's rights, and the 
appropriate documents conveying the required property 
to CALTrans, contingent upon the execution of a 
satisfactory Utility Use Agreement, for the widening 
of Highway 108 in Modesto. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Staten, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0458 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 
Engineer, Public Utilities Commission, to execute 
Amendment No. 3 to the Professional Services 
Agreement with Bechtel National, Inc. for Preliminary 
Engineering and Environmental Work, Muni Metro 
Turnaround Facility, in the amount of $884,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0459 FM Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $50,208 to fund a full-time Principal 
Administrative Analyst position and miscellaneous DPW 
Services in support of TIDF administration for the 
remainder of fiscal year 1987-88, using TIDF 
Revenues, and requesting that subsequent funding for 
these services be permanently supported (at 
annualized levels) by TIDF Revenues. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Staten, Flynn, Toupin, Buell 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Report of the General Manager 

Effect of Storm on Metro Service 

Mr. Paul Toliver, Acting General Manager, Municipal Railway, reported 
that this morning's storm resulted in a flood at the Church Street 
Station. At 5:30 A.M. the first car into the station became 
trapped. Nine passengers were walked out of the tunnel. There were 
no injuries. He said that staff has been working with the Department 
of Public Works to pump about four feet of water out of the station. 
The system has been operating using the alternate route where cars 
surface at Castro and Market Streets and reenter the tunnel at Church 
and Duboce Streets. He said that he hoped to have restoration of 
service through the tunnel by the afternoon rush hour. 

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Graffiti 

Mr. Birrer stated that the graffiti problem was getting worse. Staff 
will prepare and recommend an action plan for the Mayor by the end of 
this week. That plan will include increasing the Sheriff's 
Alternative Work Program, the San Francisco Conservation Corps and 
Work Fair people. 

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Joint Powers Authority for Peninsula Rail Service 

Mr. Birrer announced that he designated Mr. Douglas Wright as the 
Public Utilities Commission's representative on the Joint Powers 
Authority, replacing Mr. William Stead. 



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Response to Secretary Hodel 

Mr. Birrer reported that a general response objecting to the report 
was prepared. Commissioner Buell expressed the opinion that the City 
should have prepared a detailed response item by item. He said that 
there is still interest in the Secretary's proposal by various 
groups. By not taking an aggressive stand against the proposal, 
other groups may be encouraged to join the opposition. Mr. Birrer 
replied that the Mayor's position is not to put on a detailed defense 
at this time. 

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Water Bond Refunding 

Mr. Anson Moran, Assistant General Manager, Finance, reported that 
true interest cost was 7.86 percent. Other issues in the market the 
same day paid 8.20 and 8.41 percent. 

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Old Business 

Commissioner Staten requested an analysis by staff of the report on 
the Caltrain peninsula service. She expressed concern about the 
report's conclusions and its assumption that the City would provide 
$16 million in funding. 

Mr. Douglas Wright said that his staff is looking at it and will 
report at the next meeting. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:26 P.M. 



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Secretary 



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^ MINUTES 

^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
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Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

^ SPECIAL MEETING 
Room 2C, City Hall 
8: 30 A.M. 
^ December 17, 1987 

COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



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Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



87-187 



Call to Order: 8:45 A.M. 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Vice President Charna E. Staten, 

Commissioner Mark W. Buell, Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

Excused: Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



Item No. 3 -- Approving the interim and long-term PG&E contracts, 
further approving the interim MID and TID contracts, and authorizing 
the General Manager of Public Utilities to execute said agreements; 
approving extension of the June 10, 1985 MID and TID contracts, 
further approving the long-term MID and TID contracts, recommending 
approval by the Board of Supervisors pursuant to Charter Section 
3.502, and further authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to execute these contracts after Board approval. 

Point of Order 

Mr. Bruce Brugmann, editor and publisher of the Bay Guardian, rose to 
a point of order and said that the meeting was in violation of the 
Brown Act because the Bay Guardian and other newspapers, radio and 
television stations did not receive written notice of the meeting 24 
hours in advance. He requested cancellation of the meeting. He said 
that he had requested the writings of this meeting and did not 
receive them. Mr. Brugmann requested that the proposed contract be 
turned over to R. W. Beck, a public power consultant, for review. If 
the contract is approved today, he said he would take the matter to 
court to have the action declared null and void. 

President Lee asked the City Attorney's office and staff to respond. 
Mr. George Krueger, Utilities General Counsel, replied that the 
meeting was a special meeting of the Commission and he believed that 
24 hours notice had been given. Ms. Romaine A. Boldridge, Secretary 
to tne Commission, replied that notice of the meeting was posted on 
December 15, 1987 at the Main Library and outside of Room 282, City 
Hall. The requirement is 24 hours notice. 

Mr. George T. Davis, an attorney at law and resident and taxpayer of 
San Francisco, objected to the meeting on the grounds that it was 
illegally called. 

Commissioner Buell requested that the City Attorney advise the 
Commission regarding the notice requirements. 

After discussion, President Lee recessed the meeting for an hour. 

The meeting was reconvened at 9:54 A.M. Commissioner Buell renewed 
his request to the City Attorney to advise the Commission given the 
information that had been provided. Mr. Leonard Snaider, Deputy City 
Attorney, stated that the law requires notice to those members of the 
media that request, in advance, notice of special meetings. 



17-11 



That request must be made in writing. We have not sent notice 
generally to the media or to any specific members of the media. We 
do not have in our files requests from any member of the media. But, 
we cannot say definitely that such requests have not been made. 
Therefore, as a matter of prudence it would probably be best to send 
out notice generally to the media on the chance that certain members 
of the media may have requested notice and have not received it. 
Even though it is conceivable that this meeting is legal and that 
notice was proper it would probably be best not to take any risk 
given the magnitude of this issue, and to reconvene the meeting after 
further notice is given. 

Commissioner Buell directed that the Secretary reschedule the meeting 
and assure that all procedures are followed and operate under the 
assumption that we need to notice, in writing, the press. 

Mr. Davis requested written notice of the rescheduled meeting. 

President Lee announced that the meeting would be rescheduled for a 
date next week. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 9:58 A.M. 



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Secretary 



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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 

Mayor 

^ SPECIAL MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 
9:00 A.M. 
December 21, 1987 

COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 

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DEPARTMENTS 
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Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



87-190 



Call to Order: 9:04 A.M. 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Vice President Charna E. Staten, 

Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner Mark W. Buell 



Excused: Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the PuOlic Utilities Commission. 



Point of Order 

Mr. Bruce Brugmann, editor and publisher of the Bay Guardian, stated 
that he received notice of this meeting on December 17, 1937. He 
contacted other members of the media. KRON received notice, others 
said they did not know or had not received notice. He asked whether 
meeting notices had been sent to the media. Ms. Romaine A. Boldridge, 
Secretary to the Commission, replied that on December 17, 1987 
notices were sent via messenger service to: all members of the media 
who requested notice by leaving their card or a letter after the 
December 17th morning meeting; to all members of the media on our 
regular mailing list; and additionally, to others on the Board of 
Supervisors' mailing list. President Lee affirmed that the Secretary 
had followed the procedures established by the City and the Board of 
Supervisors. 

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Resolution No. 87-0460 — Approving various contracts as specified: 
(1) interim PG&E, MID, TID contract; (2) long-term PG&E contract; (3) 
interim MID contract; (4) interim TID contract, and authorizing the 
General Manager of Public Utilities to execute said agreements; (5) 
extension of the June 10, 1985 MID contract; (6) extension of June 
10, 1985 TID contract, (7) long-term MID contract; (8) long-term TID 
contract, and recommending approval by the Board of Supervisors 
pursuant to Charter Section 3.502, and further authorizing the City 
Attorney to conform the contracts, and the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to execute MID and TID contracts after Board approval. 

Mr. Donald Birrer, General Manager of Public Utiltities, presented an 
overview and said that this item is a result of the department 
following through with the principles established by the Mayor and 
the Board of Supervisors in 1985 to contract with Pacific Gas and 
Electric Company (PG&E) and Modesto and Turlock Irrigation Districts 
(MID/TID). Approval by the Commission will be the first of a two 
step process. The PG&E contracts will go to the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission (FERC) for review, and the MID/TID contracts 
will be presented to the Board of Supervisors for approval. 

Mr. Anson Moran, Assistant General Manager, Finance, described the 
differences between the proposed contracts and the previous contracts 
with the aid of charts. He said that one of the goals of the new 
power contracts was to get market prices for the City's power. In 
order to do that, the City needed to obtain a backup source of power 
so there would always be power to fulfill contractual obligations. 
The proposed contract with PG&E provides for backup services as well 
as the wheeling of power to the City for municipal purposes. He said 
that the annual average net revenue under the new contracts will be 
$28.7 million versus $14.6 million under the old contracts. 

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Mr. Len Snaider, Deputy City Attorney, presented background 
information regarding the contract negotiations. He said that first 
the City attempted to determine whether the districts would be the 
best potential customers. Inquiries were made of other potential 
buyers. There were no responses. The City concluded that the 
districts would be the best customers because: 1) under the Raker Act 
the City has an obligation to provide them Class 1 power at cost; 2) 
there are transmission facilities from the City to the districts; and 
3) the districts' need for power coincides with the amount of the 
City's excess power. The City entered into negotiations with the 
districts and just as it appeared an agreement had been reached, a 
bill was introduced in Congress which would have prevented the City 
from making a profit on its power. Against this background, the City 
entered into contracts with the districts in 1985 for a 2-1/2 year 
period. Those contracts established the price at which the City 
would sell its power and set forth principles for 30-year contracts. 
The contracts were approved by the Board of Supervisors and signed by 
the Mayor. The proposed long-term contracts, for 27-1/2 years, will 
implement the principles established in the 1985 contracts. However, 
since final contracts cannot be in place by January 1, 1988 the City 
negotiated to continue the interim arrangements for 3 months. The 
long-term contract with PG&E provides for termination in the event of 
municipalization of electric service or if the contracts with the 
districts are not executed. 

In response to questions by the Commission, Mr. Snaider said that if 
there is municipalization of electric service the City would no 
longer need wheeling service but instead would need more power to 
serve City residents and to back up the City's power supply during 
dry periods. 

Mr. Michael McGill, representing the Mayor's Office, conveyed the 
Mayor's support of these contracts and congratulated the negotiating 
team . 

The Honorable Richard Hongisto, Member of the Board of Supervisors, 
said that as a practical matter, these contracts preclude 
municipalization of utilities in San Francisco. He expressed the 
opinion that our forefathers built the system so that San Francisco 
could have good rates. Instead, Modesto and Turlock are benefiting 
by good rates. San Francisco is passing up the chance to make $80 
million a year. He said that San Francisco has to look at extending 
its power lines into the City. He estimated the cost to be $35 
million. He cited 11 California cities which have municipalized 
their electric systems and are able to charge rates that are 
one-third to one-half lower than San Francisco's rates. Preliminary 
figures from the Board of Supervisors' budget analyst indicate that 
if the City sold power at market rates it could net $137 million a 
year. Other estimates are higher. He said that he would not 
recommend buying PG&E's wires. Instead the City should take over the 
distribution system and underground the wires. He urged the 
Commission to delay action so that the Board of Supervisors and its 
analyst could review the contracts and finalize its study on 
municipalization. 

Mr. Bruce Brugmann, editor and publisher of the Bay Guardian, said 
that he has been following this issue since 1966. He said that he 
had asked to be apprised of the negotiations and was not so 
informed. He spoke in favor of public power in San Francisco. 

Mr. George T. Davis, an attorney in private practice and a San 
Francisco property owner, urged continuance of this matter for review 
by Mayor-elect Agnos. Mr. Davis said that it is a violation of the 
Raker Act to allow PG&E, either directly or indirectly, to distribute 
power generated by Hetch Hetchy. He cited a 1940 decision of the 
Supreme Court of the United States regarding the wheeling contract 
with PG&E. He said that the contract was ruled to have been in 
violation of the Raker Act. 

87-192 



Commissioner Buell said that the matters before the Commission today 
do not preclude municipalization of electric power. He said that 
municipalization is an issue which should be reviewed periodically in 
the public interest. He complemented staff and the negotiating team 
for a terrific job in representing the best interest of the City. 

Commissioner Staten pointed out that the purpose of building the dam 
was to supply San Francisco with water, not power. Power is a 
by-product. She said that the water issue may become a more pressing 
issue in the future. 

Mr. John Bardis, President of the Inner Sunset Action Committee, 
supported continuing this matter to next year. 

Commissioner Toupin said that the PG&E contract does permit 
municipalization and does not prevent its consideration at any time. 
He asked the City Attorney's office to respond regarding the 1940 
Supreme Court case. Mr. Thomas Berliner, Deputy City Attorney, said 
that at that time the City believed that it had a consignment sale 
arrangement with PG&E. The Supreme Court said that PG&E was taking 
title to the power and that violated the Raker Act. The City changed 
the way it sold its power and basically purchased wheeling services 
from PG&E. That arrangement was subsequently reviewed by the then 
Secretary of Interior who issued a letter stating that San Francisco 
was in compliance with the terms of the Raker Act. In regard to the 
issue of why San Francisco had not brought power into the City, the 
conclusion was that the matter had been on the ballot several times 
but had been turned down by the people. The City could not force it 
on the people if they did not want it. Therefore, the City was not 
in violation of the intent of the Raker Act. 

President Lee said that he supports a study of municipalization and 
would like to see a detailed study made on this matter, including 
financial details and arguments pro and con. 

On motion of Commissioner Buell, seconded by Commissioner Staten, 
Resolution No. 87-0460 was adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 11:20 A.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



SPECIAL MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 
10 :00 A.M. 
^ December 28, 1987 

COMMISSIONERS 

Jeffrey Lee, President 

Charna E. Staten, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Mark W. Buell 



JAN 1 i 1988 

SAW <-K/AlMoit>CO 



DEPARTMENTS 
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Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Donald J. Birrer 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



87-194 



Call to Order: 10:12 A.M. 



Present: President Jeffrey Lee, Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin, 
Commissioner Mark W. Buell 

Excused: Vice President Charna E. Staten, Commissioner H. Welton 
Flynn 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of December 8, 1987 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Puolic Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0461 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
£225,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

i7-04 6 2 WD Approving Contract Modification No. 1 for an 

extension of 140 calendar days to Contract No. WD 
1946, Crystal Springs Reservoir - Spill Valves, Power 
Engineering Contractors, with no increase in the 
contract amount. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0463 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

execute a no-additional cost modification to extend 
the term of the Raymond Brooks Engineering contract 
to June 30, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Toupin, Buell 



87-195 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0464 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

modify by an amount of $18,500.00, its contract with 
Newcomb Anderson Associates for the provision of 
consultative services for the implementation phase of 
the Simplified Energy Conservation Measures Program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0465 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
modify by the amount of $5,000, its professional 
services contract with Dennis L. Barr & Associates to 
provide continued technical support and to add 
"security" features to the City's automated Natural 
Gas and Electric Billing System. 



VOTE 



Ayes - Lee, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0466 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

execute a no-additional cost modification to extend 
the term of the Michael Rhea & Associates, Inc. 
contract to April 30, 1988. 



VOTE 



Ayes - Lee, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0467 GM Approving the appointment made by the General Manager 
of Public Utilities, of William G. Stead as General 
Manager, Municipal Railway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0468 MR Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
enter into a contract with the New Flyer Industries 
Limited for an amount, including appropriate sales 
tax, not to exceed $8,102,570.25, to provide 50 
Standard Diesel Coaches. 



VOTE 



Ayes - Lee, Toupin, Buell 



87-196 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0469 E Authorizing the Acting Deputy General Manager, Public 
Utilities Commission, to execute Amendment No. 6 to 
the Professional Services Agreement with Parsons, 
Br inckerhof f , Quade and Douglas for the J-Line 
Connection Project, in an amount not to exceed 
$660,045.00, for additional design and construction 
support services. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Buell, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0470 PT Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to extend to January 1, 1989, the Personal Services 
Contract with the San Francisco Community College 
District, to provide instructional services for 
upward mobility development of Commission employees, 
at a cost not to exeed $65,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0471 CC Approving the terms and conditions and authorizing 
the execution of a .85 acre lease of Water 
Department's Pipeline Right-of-Way land located in 
Santa Clara County, to Oaktree Commons Owners' 
Association, for a term of 34 years, commencing 
February 1, 1988 to and including January 31, 2022, 
at an initial annual rent of $10,200.00, for parking 
and landscaping. 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Toupin, Buell 



On motion of Buell, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

87-0472 CC Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Water Department Supplemental 
Appropriation in the amount of $475,000 for claims to 
be funded from the Water Department's Unreserved Fund 
balance . 

VOTE: Ayes - Lee, Toupin, Buell 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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87-197 



Report of the General Manager 

Combined Giving Campaign 

Mr. Donald Birrer, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported that 
employees citywide contributed £250,000 to this year's campaign, up 
from $210,000 last year. In PUC the bureaus were up almost 400%, 
Water Department was 75% greater, Hetch Hetchy was up 62%, and the 
Municipal Railway decreased by 12%. 

Budget 

Mr. Birrer reported that staff began budget preparation and making 
assumptions about next year's operations. He said in February he 
would oe recommending combining the Water Department and Hetch Hetchy 
and making modifications to staff. There will be a number of new 
programs — new filter plants for the Water Department, new water 
quality rule changes and changes in the approach to conservation by 
using ground water to conserve Hetch Hetchy water. If this winter is 
a normal winter, he said that he hoped the capital would be available 
to make infrastructure repairs to Hetch Hetchy. Also, he said that 
he intended to include in the budget a feasibility analysis of power 
options for the future. The awards program will be changed to make 
it PUC-wide. 

Municipal Railway 75th Anniversary 

Mr. Birrer announced that today, December 28, 1987, was the 75th 
anniversary of the San Francisco Municipal Railway. There will be a 
parade of historic trolleys on Market Street and a ceremony at Union 
Square . 

Cable Car Lunch 

Mr. Birrer reported that the cable car division hosted a luncheon for 
the elderly during the holidays which was well attended. 

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Resolution No. 87-0467 — Approving the appointment made by the 
General Manager of Public Utilities of William G. Stead as General 
Manager, Municipal Railway. 

Mr. Birrer recommended appointing Mr. William Stead as General 
Manager of the Municipal Railway. He said that Mr. Stead was the 
best in the business. He has the ability to measure and monitor 
success or lack of success. The City would be fortunate to have him 
back . 

Ms. Naomi Gray, President of the San Francisco Black Leadership 
Forum, stated that the job of General Manager of Muni was declared 
vacant when a national search was undertaken by the Commission. This 
process should not be circumvented out of fairness to those who have 
applied for the job. Faith in Mr. Stead has been shaken by his 
erratic behavior. She questioned his sudden leaving to go to 
Philadelphia and suggested that he apply for the job like everyone 
else. She said that the community does not have confidence in Mr. 
Stead nor do a number of the employees. Ms. Gray urged consideration 
of Mr. Paul Toliver, who has been Acting General Manager, for the job, 

Ms. Ruth Dewson, a member of the committee to study light rail on the 
Geary Corridor, said that she had been scrutinizing situations which 
directly affect the drivers. She spoke in support of Mr. Toliver for 
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Commissioner Toupin said that from his experience of working with Mr. 
Stead he found him to be one of the top quality people working for 
the City and County of San Francisco. 

Commissioner Buell pointed out that Mr. Stead has the endorsement of 
Mayor-elect Agnos to return to the position. He said that while he 
was sympathetic to the voices raised today there have been peculiar 
circumstances — no one expected Mr. Stead to leave and no one expected 
the circumstances which followed. Commissioner Buell agreed that Mr. 
Stead was one of the outstanding railway management people in the 
United States and that San Francisco is fortunate to get him back. 
Commissioner Buell moved approval of the resolution. Commissioner 
Toupin seconded. 

President Lee said that he had been with the City for 36 years. 
During that time Mr. Stead stands out as one of the best managers he 
met. That is not to take anything away from Mr. Toliver who is an 
excellent manager. At this time he said that he would go with Mr. 
Stead who has proven himself over the years. 

Resolution No. 87-0467 was adopted. 

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Resolution No. 87-0470 — Authorizing extension of contract with the 
San Francisco Community College District. 

Ms. Andrea Gourdine, Manager, Bureau of Personnel and Training, said 
that a training program was established for dead-end classifications, 
such as car cleaner, to train employees to go into the shop area. 
The training is conducted on the employees' off hours and employees 
pay for their own books. It now appears the program will be a two 
year project in order to allow those in the program to complete 
training. That is the reason for this extension. There are over 30 
people in the program, 10% are women and minorities are well 
represented . 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 10:47 A.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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